Fulton County historian Lewis G. Decker brings to life the history of Gloversville, New York, in this unprecedented pictorial collection. The first book to be published about the city since 1853, Gloversville traces the people and places of this unique community from the beginnings of photography. Take a trip down memory lane to discover an earlier time in our nation’s history. Named for its prominent industry, Gloversville’s glove factories never shut down, even during the Depression. In the past, it was advertised that a young man could readily find an industrious wife in Gloversville; ladies were usually sought after to sew in the factories. Among the notable residents of old Gloversville is Samuel Goldfish, an immigrant who came to work in the leather industry before moving west; he changed his name to Goldwyn and formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios. Another former resident, Lucius Littauer, graduated from Harvard, was elected to Congress, and later served as an advisor to Teddy Roosevelt. Discover the many others who shaped the town’s history in this fascinating and engaging pictorial collection.
About the Author
The images are from the author’s private collection and depict all aspects of life in Gloversville. Join Lewis G. Decker in this timeless tribute to the people and places of Gloversville, New York. This volume will find a special place in both public and private libraries, and will serve as a valuable tool in teaching future generations.