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This postcard features a black and white image of the Saxon Trouser Co. building in Aberdeen, Mississippi, a one story, brick building with a awnings over the entrances. Two trees are pictured at the sidewalk in front of the building and mid-twentieth century cars are seen parked in various places. The title of the card is printed in the bottom edge of the card. This Balance Agriculture with Industry plant was built in Aberdeen in 1954. Saxon Trouser Manufacturing Company filed for incorporation June 10, 1954. From 1954 until late 1958 this plant was owned and operated by Saxon Trousers Manufacturing Company (Saxon). From 1955 until the closing of Saxon’s plant following a strike, Saxon operated under a bargaining agreement with Local 715 of the Union, to which at least 85% of its employees belonged. During the 1958 strike a majority of the employees joined in the strike but only a small number of strikers engaged in picketing the plant. The Saxon plant and equipment were purchased by the T. I. L. Sportswear, Inc. who reopened the plant but continued to have issues with union workers at the company.
factories; Aberdeen, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, Northeast Mississippi Region
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Saxon Trouser Co., Aberdeen, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University