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Eagle Clothes

Eagle Clothes sign against sunset in the Brooklyn sky above the Gowanus Canal. Eagle had been around for awhile when the Gowanus plant opened in June of 1951. On opening day, Mayor Impellitteri cut the tape and recalled his Sicilian mother's toil with sweatshop work, while Rose Schneidermann, Triangle Shirtwaist survivor, marveled at the safe, modern facility:

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