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Workers in a room of the David Cummings & Company shoe factory stood, each in front of his workbench, around a worktable strewn with cuttings for leather shoe uppers.
The Cummings factory building on Norton Street was constructed about 1872. By the late 1800s, the mill employed 350 men and women who manufactured nearly 5000 pairs of shoes per day. The factory later operated as the South Berwick Shoe, Inc., and, finally, as the Duchess Shoe Company. It closed in the early 1990s.
About This Item
- Title: Workers at David Cummings & Co. shoe factory, South Berwick, ca. 1900
- Creator: Commercial Photo Company, 14 Broadway Extension, Boston, MA
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: South Berwick
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17.8 cm x 13 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Old Berwick Historical Society
P.O. Box 296; Corner of Main and Liberty Streets, South Berwick, ME 03908
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Factories--Maine--South Berwick
- Men--Maine--South Berwick
- Shoe industry--Maine--South Berwick
- Shoemaking--Maine--South Berwick
- South Berwick (Me.)
- Cummings Factory
- Factory workers
- Mill workers
- Norton Street
- Shoe industry
- South Berwick
- The Plains
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