The Furniture Manufacturers Association collection includes photographs of several Grand Rapids furniture factories. Included are many interior views showing men and women working. Some of the factories include Grand Rapids Chair Company, Berkey & Gay, Widdicomb, Sligh, Stickley, and Robert W. Irwin Company. In addition, there are several photographs of the Grand Rapids Airplane Company, which was formed from several furniture manufacturers to produce airplane parts during World War I.
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