Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library will be closed Thursday, May 7. Please visit our calendar for details.

International Ladies Garment Workers Union

Object Number: 
ca. 1950-1960
Paper, thread, metal
Overall: 2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 3.8 cm )
"matchbook" sewing kit
Gallery Label: 
This item was owned by Esther Nachman (1902-1998), the material great-aunt of the donor. Esther was born in Greece, grew up on the Lower East Side, and spent much of her adult life living in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arlene Schulman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group