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Clothing factory

Jewish workers in a clothing factory, early 20th century.

A survey carried out by the Glasgow Sanitary Department in 1908 found that most Jews were employed in a narrow range of occupations. Tailoring was the most important of these, and the only occupation in which significant numbers of Jewish women worked. In all around 500 Jewish men and women worked in the clothing trade, mainly for five days a week in small workshops.

Reference: PHO.F.0003

Reproduced with the permission of the Scottish Jewish Archive

Keywords:
clothing factories, clothing manufacturers, Glasgow Corporation Sanitary Department, Jews, tailoring, tailors, tailors' workshops, women



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