Reliable Rug Factory, 1904

Advertisement from Fort Des Moines, 1904

Owned by a Mrs. Emma Ferrington.  In 1904.  How awesome is that? She took over the business when her husband passed away in 1890. For more on Emma Ferrington from A Narrative History of the People of Iowa.., click here.  A print edition of this is also available at several DMPL locations.

From the 1904 City Directory:

One Response

  1. Thank you for posting this. My great grandmother, after the death of her husband, is listed as a rug weaver in the 1910 census. They were so poor, I thought surely she must have worked in a factory. I would like to learn more.

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