Monday, March 15, 2010

Meyers Make

This is a countertop display for a glove-making company, Louis Meyers and Son, which operated in Gloversville, N.Y., until 1963. Meyers was one of dozens of glove manufacturers in Gloversville and adjacent Johnstown, N.Y. In the early 20th century, the "Glove Cities" were the epicenter of the world's glove making. Today, most gloves are made outside the U.S. According to a November 1963 article in the Schenectady Gazette, Meyers went bankrupt and its president and a bank were indicted on charges of misusing health insurance premiums belonging to about 100 employees. This composition display has a 1940s-1950s look to me. I particularly like the peach or light orange nails.

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