|Gerard & Rabe Clothing Manufacturers, c.1880
The workers, and perhaps the owners, have their picture taken outside the storefront factory. Most of the workers are female and very likely immigrants. The man alone on the extreme right beyond the sign for the Chow Shing Chinese laundry appears to be himself Chinese. The Gerard & Rabe factory was located at what was, by Chicago's old street numbering system, 377 W. Chicago Avenue, which now corresponds to 1413 W. Chicago, just west of Noble Street on the Northwest Side.
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