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ColumbusGorhamStatue.jpg
This bronze statue, cast by Gorham's Bronze Division in 1893, gives name to Columbus Square at the intersection of Elmwood and Reservoir Avenues in Providence. It is a replica of silver statue sculpted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of…

GorhamUnions.pdf
Did Gorham employees ever unionize? Ever attempt to?

GorhamSarahYahm.pdf
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the Board of Trade and other boosters of Providence, Rhode Island proclaimed that the city contained the “Five Industrial Wonders of the World” – one of them, the nation’s leading producer of silverware,…

Gorham Manufacturing Plant History.pdf
How did the physical plant of the Gorham Company change over time? When and why did the Gorham manufacturing buildings get demolished?

Jeffrey Herman Interview Excerpt.MP3.m4a
Jeffrey Herman has been a silversmith for over 35 years. In 1981 received a BFA in Silversmithing and Jewelry Making from Maine College of Art, Portland. After college, Herman went on to work at Gorham Manufacturing Company as a designer until 1983.…

At the age of 19, Bill Smith landed a job at the Gorham Manufacturing Company. In his 25 years in Gorham, Mr. Smith witnessed company highs, such as a 60 Minutes special on Gorham, and lows, such turbulent times during a bad economy. Mr. Smith…

Quinteroexcerpt.mp3
Robin Tagliaferri shares stories about the experiences of her grandfather, Paolo, at the Gorham Manufacturing Company as he transitioned into working as the gardener. Paolo and Zelinda Tagliaferri were Italian immigrants to the United States at the…
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