Fur dresser: fleshing room where surplus flesh is removed from underside of skins

Men are seated at workbenches in the fleshing room of fur dresser A. Bowsky & Son located at 220 E. 51st St., New York City. In this room, surplus flesh is removed from the underside of animal skins. The investigator described the room as "very humid and foul smelling." Shirts, coats, and hats are hung along the wall to the right. In the background, large, stuffed sacks are stacked along the far wall next to a door marked "Office."
Date Original
New York State Archives. Factory Investigating Commission. Glass plate negatives and photographic prints of factory and housing conditions. 1911-1912. A3029-78, Box 3, Folder 1.
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Geographic Locations

New York City