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1910s Draper & Maynard Factory Photos (3) Including 2 Cabinet Size Examples

Lot Number 407

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"I can hit 'em better than I can sew 'em," Babe Ruth said after trying his hand here at the D&M factory in Plymouth, NH. (Click to see.) A perfect companion piece to that story is this striking shot of the "Stitching Room / Leather Department," where dozens of women (and some men) construct the finest gloves of the era. Date-stamped to March 1, 1912, the 14x12 cabinet photo features a NM image area with peripheral discoloration to the mount. It's accompanied by a slightly smaller, more weathered cabinet of the Draper & Maynard factory building and its entire staff in 1920, as well as a corresponding 4 x 3-1/4" card version that reads, "We, the makers of the 'Lucky Dog' line, wish for you the very best that the future can contain / The Draper-Maynard Family." Incidentally, Babe Ruth himself christened D&M's canine mascot the "Lucky Dog," remarking to a fellow Red Sox fielder at Fenway, "Oh, you’ve got one of the lucky dog kind."



 
 
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