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Object Name T-shirt
Date ca. 1992
Description T-shirt made of navy blue cotton and polyester. Round neckline; short sleeves; yellow print on front of shirt: "FRESH KILLS / WORLDS LARGEST LANDFILL" with image of a crane; cloth label inside neckline: "JERZEES / S / 34-36 / MADE IN U.S.A. /.. / 50% COTTON/COTON / 50% POLYESTER / ... / RUSSELL CORP. / ALEXANDER CITY, AL. 35818;" label also contains laundry instructions.
(Keywords: Occupational Clothing, Twentieth Century, Commemorative)
Acquisition Gift of Ron Laub
Ownership and History Owned by Francis Laub, a stationary engineer for the New York City Department of Sanitation. Mr. Laub worked for the Department for 35 years, including 20 years on Staten Island, primarily at the Fresh Kills Landfill. The T-shirts were given to Landfill employees around 1992, approximately the same time that Mr. Laub retired. He was a lifelong resident of Travis, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1990
Latest Date 1994
Maker Russell Corp.
Subjects Sanitation
Sanitation workers
Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Laub, Francis
Catalog Number 95.005.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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