We Were Hanging by a Thread - Ann Brownfield

Author Ann Brownfield of the Kansas City Garment District Museum discusses her new book about our city’s heyday as a clothing manufacturing center and its slow decline.
Missouri Valley Sundays
Sunday, September 15, 2013
2:00pm @ Central Library

Though far from the fashion center of New York, Kansas City once boasted a large, vibrant garment manufacturing industry. During its heyday in the early-to-mid twentieth century more than 4,000 workers were engaged in the business, and one in seven American women owned a garment designed and made in Kansas City.

Ann Brownfield, curator of the Kansas City Garment District Museum, examines this important piece of local industry in a discussion of her new book We Were Hanging by a Thread.

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