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Peabody's Leather Industry : Images of America - Ted Quinn

Peabody's Leather Industry

Images of America

By: Ted Quinn

Paperback Published: 18th February 2008
ISBN: 9780738557311
Number Of Pages: 127

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Since the beginning of the leather industry in America, Peabody and leather have always been considered synonymous. The Civil War and Reconstruction Era brought great prosperity to the industry, and by the late 19th century, the leather industry's success was firmly established in Peabody. After the great Boston fire of 1872, many leather shops in Boston were completely destroyed, leaving Peabody's tanneries unrivaled. In 1894, Arthur C. Lawrence and his A. C. Lawrence Leather Company arrived in Peabody, employed thousands of workers, and secured the city's place in history as the largest manufacturer of calf and sheep skins in the world, earning Peabody the title of "Leather Capital of the World."

ISBN: 9780738557311
ISBN-10: 0738557315
Series: Images of America
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 18th February 2008
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32