Pie-chart illustrating the movement of the garment industry uptown (from Five Years' Work and Progress of the Joint Board of Sanitary Control in the Cloak, Suit and Skirt and the Dress and Waist Industries: An Experiment in Industrial Self-Control [New York: Joint Board of Sanitary Control, October 31, 1915], 5; image from General Research Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tolden Foundations). The map captures the JBSC's sense of progress in the ladies' garment industry. The pie graphs laid over the map of Manhattan highlight the movement uptown, implying an improvement in conditions. It also suggests a new focus on scientific, rational reform among inspectors and workers and a departure from older ways of talking about sweatshop dangers.

From Sweated work, weak bodies: anti-sweatshop campaigns and languages of labor by Daniel E. Bender

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  • Figure 5 Pie-chart illustrating the movement of the garment industry uptown (from Five Years' Work and Progress of the Joint Board of Sanitary Control in the Cloak, Suit and Skirt and the Dress and Waist Industries: An Experiment in Industrial Self-Control [New York: Joint Board of Sanitary Control, October 31, 1915], 5; image from General Research Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tolden Foundations). The map captures the JBSC's sense of progress in the ladies' garment industry. The pie graphs laid over the map of Manhattan highlight the movement uptown, implying an improvement in conditions. It also suggests a new focus on scientific, rational reform among inspectors and workers and a departure from older ways of talking about sweatshop dangers.