The Garment Worker
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This is a sculpture located at 555 Seventh Avenue (also known as Fashion Avenue) between 39th and 40th Streets in midtown Manhattan. The 8-foot bronze sculpture called "The Garment Worker" was created by Judith Weller. It depicts a man sitting at a sewing machine sewing a garment. The piece is a tribute to the history of the area as Manhattan's Garment District or Fashion District.
The man at the sewing machine is a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe. These folks once formed the core of the garment industry and became the core of the early labor rights movement in the US. The man is actually Judith Weller's grandfather.
August 15th, 2019
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