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An excerpt of the examination of Elizabeth Gates Reeves by Senator James A. Reed. Reeves, an employee of the Donnelly Garment Company, is shown a series of 27 photographs by Reed and is asked to describe details about the pictures. These included photographs include exterior and interior shots of the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri, occupied at the time by The Donnelly Garment Company beginning in 1928. Pictured are company parties, employees, and equipment.

An excerpt of the examination of George Cauthen by plaintiff attorney Mr. Depping. Cauthen, a former newspaper photographer for the Kansas City Journal-Post, is shown a series of 18 photographs by Depping and is asked to describe details about the pictures. These included photographs document a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. These images were captured outside of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of the cutting room at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

Photograph of the cutting room at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. In this photograph, the employees are working entirely by daylight.

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1937

Photograph of the bundling department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

Employees of The Donnelly Garment Company inspecting newly created clothing in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company creating embroidery on a Singer embroidery machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company using a shirring machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company using a double stitching machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company using a double stitcher seam binding machine in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

An employee of The Donnelly Garment Company creating a new design for garments in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

A Donnelly Garment Company designer showing a sewing machine operator how to work with her original design.

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1937

Photograph of the notion (small items) department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. The employees in this photograph are measuring belts to be paired with garments.

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1937

Photograph of the receiving department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. All raw materials are received and processed in this room on the third floor.

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1937

Photograph of the shipping stock room, at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. Items in this room are prepared and processed for shipment.

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1937

Photograph of the cafeteria at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. The employees are provided food there "at a minimum cost."

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1937

Photograph of the hospital room at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. A trained nurse is in charge of the facility and administers first aid or recommends respite in the rest room.

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1937

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