Israel's History in Pictures: Factory, Holon 1920
Is the picture opposite and on the main page a Lodz factory? That's what the caption on the back suggested (Cigarbox Collection, Keren Hayesod, circa 1925)
Some of the pictures in the "Cigarbox Collection" have captions written on the back. They're written in pencil in German, and some are badly faded. But it's possible to read "factory, Lodz" on the back on the picture to the right.
The collection contains one picture from Lebanon and another from Damascus, but why would there be a photo from Poland in the middle of the the pictures from the Land of Israel?
Research revealed that the factory was in Palestine, and the workers were Jewish refugees from Lodz. The textile factory was named "Lodzia" and was located in Holon. The picture above was taken in the "Red House," so named because of the red brick used in its construction.
The entrance to the factory (Library of
Finishing socks and stockings (Library of Congress)
Stocking "cotton" room (Library of Congress)
Ironing stockings (Library of Congress)
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