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Abandoned Pennsylvania: They traded their rights as workers in to get some bowling pins! {EXPLORE} | by Cheri Sundra: Guerrilla Historian
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Abandoned Pennsylvania: They traded their rights as workers in to get some bowling pins! {EXPLORE}

The owners of the Scranton Lace Factory understood the benefits of early 20th century corporate welfare, and strongly encouraged employees to take advantage of their recreational provisions because it took them away from meeting in groups to form unions outside of the company. Scranton Lace installed bowling alleys on the premises during the height of the employee unionization movement in the United States. The facility also contained a gymnasium, a barber and a fully staffed infirmary. Scranton Lace employed more than 1,400 and was the world’s largest producer of Nottingham lace. Production stopped forever in 2002.

 

This picture was featured in Flickr's EXPLORE on April 28, 2011 #301

 

For more photos from this location, visit:

Abandoned Scranton Lace: A Visual Autopsy of the American Dream

 

 

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Taken on April 23, 2011