Collection Facts

Extent: 
2 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1900 - 1910
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Florence P. Service (1888-1983) was a life-long resident of Watervliet, NY. At the age of 14, she wrote a history of Watervliet, N.Y., and at 16 began working as a button sewer for Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc. She would work there for 60 years before retiring at the age of 76.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains both the history that Florence P. Service wrote in 1902 and a portrait that was taken of her by the Obenaus Studios in Albany, New York.