Lawrence Maid Footwear

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Description: Lawrence Maid Footwear, division of W.R. Grace. Workers, including many older women, exit shoe factory at end of shift. Lawrence Maid Footwear employs approximately 750 people, decreased from 2,200 in 1969. The reporter explains the decline of the shoe industry in the US. Inside, women stitch shoe parts rapidly on old sewing machines. Punch clock and time cards on wall. Great expanse of factory space, rows of fluorescent lights. Unused machines covered in plastic. Large spools of thread on shelves.