American Labor Museum to Mount Exhibit of Historic Textile Mill Photographs
06/04/2010

"Allied Textile Printers Mill" Exhibit by Michael Anthony on view at the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark, Sept. 5 - Dec. 31, 2010

Online PR News – 04-June-2010 – – Haledon, New Jersey -- The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark, located in Haledon, New Jersey, will mount an exhibit of photographs shot by Michael Anthony in and around the Allied Textile Printers Mill in the Great Falls Historic District of Paterson, New Jersey. The exhibit contains more than fifty images of mill workers, textile mill buildings and the surrounding neighborhood. It will run from September 5, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

"These images capture the final days of an industry that once employed tens of thousands of workers in the Paterson area. They provide a unique glimpse of a bygone era and, we are excited to present the exhibit," said American Labor Museum Executive Director, Dr. Angelica Santomauro.

The photographer and owner of Circle M Studios, Michael Anthony, said, "My years at Allied were special and afforded me the opportunity to capture a place and people that are now gone." Mr. Anthony worked at Allied from 1972 to 1976. The mill closed in 1983 and, the buildings were subsequently destroyed by several fires. It is now a brown field site which the City of Paterson and the State of New Jersey are seeking to rehabilitate. Several of Mr. Anthony's photographs were also included in a 2010 New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office report produced for this purpose.

The four month exhibit will feature the photographs and recollections of the time Mr. Anthony worked at the mill. Mr. Anthony later went on to found a children's book publishing company as well as Circle M Studios, a visual arts firm that offers his photographs.

The American Labor Museum is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey 07508. Specific exhibit times and directions can be found at www.labormuseum.org or by calling (973) 595-7953.