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Object ID Number FPA 0601.13
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 Sidney Undergarment Company, located in the south basement storefront of 97 Orchard Street. Image shows owner of Sidney Undergarment Company, Sidney Meda, bargaining with a "tough customer" who bought to resell in Brooklyn. According to his granddaughter, Batya, who took this photograph, Yiddish was often spoken in the store and there was always bargaining. 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, Sidney
Place USA/ New York/ New York City/ New York County/ Lower East Side/ 97 Orchard Street
Subjects Man
Yiddish
Storefront
Alumni & Alumnae
Garment Industry
Jewish
Provenance Donated by Batya Halpern, the granddaughter of Sidney Meda who owned the store. Batya occassionally worked in the store.