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Rags. Collection and processing. A portion of the sorting room in a large Eastern rag processing plant. In this room new rag remnants, consisting chiefly of cuttings received from clothing factories, are sorted. The rags are classified and separated according to the type of cloth; colored rags are graded according to the ease with which they can be bleached. The baskets in back of the women are filled with rags that have been sorted and classified. The women work in teams of two; it takes a team about two hours to sort the rags in one full bale. In another part of the plant, a room of the same size and general appearance as this is used for sorting used rags. Shapiro Company, Baltimore, Maryland
Rags. Collection and processing. A portion of the sorting room in a large Eastern rag processing plant. In this room new rag remnants, consisting chiefly of cuttings received from clothing factories, are sorted. The rags are classified and separated according to the type of cloth; colored rags are graded according to the ease with which they can be bleached. The baskets in back of the women are filled with rags that have been sorted and classified. The women work in teams of two; it takes a team about two hours to sort the rags in one full bale. In another part of the plant, a room of the same size and general appearance as this is used for sorting used rags. Shapiro Company, Baltimore, Maryland
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Date

01/01/1942
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Contributors

Liberman, Howard, photographer
United States. Office of War Information.
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Location

Baltimore (Md.)39.29028, -76.61222
Google Map of 39.290277777777774, -76.61222222222221
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Source

Library of Congress
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