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Object ID Number FPA 0601.12
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Meda Family, Sidney Undergarment Company
Date of image 1979
Image from circa 1979
to circa 1979
Description Color photograph depicting the interior of Sidney Undergarment Company, south basement storefront of 97 Orchard Street. The image shows proprietor's wife Frances Meda counting out change from the fish tackle box with cardboard base that was used instead of the traditional cash register. Frances is also wearing a smock because the store was dirty. She wore jewelry everyday. The business occuppied the south storefront of 97 Orchard Street during the 1970s. The business was owned and operated by the Meda family.
Photographer/ Artist Halpern, Batya
People Meda, Frances
Place USA/ New York/ New York City/ New York County/ Lower East Side/ 97 Orchard Street
Subjects Woman
Alumni & Alumnae
Provenance Donated by Batya Halpern, the granddaughter of Sidney Meda who owned the store. Batya occassionally worked in the store.