Frank Liscio, left, hammers out a glove thumb while co-worker Edward Gurga holds up a finished one at Gloversville’s Alexette Bacmo factory in 1957. Many hands were on the job, turning out products ideal for winter weather.
People who live in the Northeast need a hand to make it through the winter months.
Two hands, really — two hands made of leather that become constant companions when snow, ice and wind are on the move.
Gloves are a key fashion accessory when people bundle up. During the late 1950s, folks who lived in the Gloversville area were bullish on bundling. More than 70 factories were manufacturing gloves in the Fulton County city in 1957. Other plants were operating in nearby Mayfield, Northville and Broadalbin.
A visit to the Alexette Bacmo factory showed people how leather was formed for fingers.