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Mill worker publication a peek into past

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A picture of Amsterdam mill workers on the cover of a Mohawk Carpet Mill publication from 1928 gives an indication of what people in the Roaring Twenties saw as old fashioned. The picture shows 66 male rug weavers gathered inside a factory building in 1908. The Courier reports that the men wove Smyrna rugs, an Oriental style of carpet that was being replaced in 1908 by Chenille, a woolen carpet with a deep pile. Many ...

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January 16, 2014
8:21 a.m.

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Keep up the good work Bob Thanks Carm