Kodachrome by B. Anthony Stewart.
From “Illinois — Healthy Heart of the Nation,” National Geographic, December, 1953.
Dressmaking Replaces Mining in Herrin
After Herrin’s coal mines were worked out, new industries developed to keep the town’s economy alive. Smoler Bros., Inc., a Chicago firm, decentralized parts of its business and established this plant, which employs some 500 people.
The checker inspects a consignment of dresses before they go to Chicago.