Ca. 1920s interior view of the 1st Basting Shop, Michael S. Stern and Co., Rochester, New York.
Staff photograph of the basting shop of men’s clothing manufacturers Michael S. Stern and Co. of Rochester, New York. A group of 20 women stand around a large work table. Large basting or temporary stitches can be seen on one garment in the foreground.
The firm was founded in 1849 by Henry Michaels, a pioneer in ready-to-wear men’s clothing. The company “became the longest-lived and largest independent clothing manufacturer in Rochester, lasting 128 years…” (Michaels Stern Co. | RBSCP [University of Rochester] accessed online)
Description: Ca. 1920s interior view of the 1st Basting Shop, Michael S. Stern and Co., Rochester, New York.
[Rochester:] Shepardson Photo., [ca. 1920s]. Photograph. 5 x 7 inches. Faint creasing; very good.