"I paint the carriages over at the Michigan Buggy Company. Make $2.05 a day. I live with my sister and her husband and their 6 daughters over on Vine Street. Help them out with my wages. With all those mouths to feed, they need the extra money."
-Abram Cook, white male, age 30
Photo captions: Exterior of Michigan Buggy Company in Kalamazoo, circa 1900 (KVM collection); advertisement for Michigan Buggy Company (KVM collection); unidentified man, circa 1900s (unkown collection); coal box buggy restored paint (Northwest Carriage Museum collection).
Michigan Buggy Company in the KVM collection - Click links
- Building after the fire, Circa 1902
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