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Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2002.001.010
Description Photographic print of the interior of the Wade Brown Furniture Company, which was a local furniture manufacturer. This photo shows workers producing tents for the U.S. Army during World War II. There are several women working on sewing the tents. To the left of photo, is an extremely long table where a roll of the tent making material is being spread out by two men. Other employees are in the far background.

The Wade Brown Furniture Company likely started in 1927 or 1928. The company was a furniture manufacturer, but also produced tents and other items for the U.S. Army during World War II. The company had three addresses through the years: 7 E.16th Street, 212 W. Main, and 1201 Central Avenue.
Date 1944 circa
Photographer Matt L. Brown & Co.
Print size 7.50" x 9.25"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2002.001