"Sewing Room" (from Report of the Committee for the Care of the Jewish Tuberculous, 1913-1936 [New York, 1937], 38; image from the collection of the Tamiment-Wagner Labor Archives, New York University). This picture of the Altro Works's main sewing room aims toward wide-open windows, thereby stressing the sanitary modernity of the workroom. The orderliness of the shop is reflected in the gendered order of the all-male workforce. As a model shop, the Altro Works sought to care for sick male breadwinners.

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

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  • Figure 9 "Sewing Room" (from Report of the Committee for the Care of the Jewish Tuberculous, 1913-1936 [New York, 1937], 38; image from the collection of the Tamiment-Wagner Labor Archives, New York University). This picture of the Altro Works's main sewing room aims toward wide-open windows, thereby stressing the sanitary modernity of the workroom. The orderliness of the shop is reflected in the gendered order of the all-male workforce. As a model shop, the Altro Works sought to care for sick male breadwinners.