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Birdseye employees in Albion take a break in 1943

Posted 26 September 2013 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – Pictured here in the summer of 1943 are employees of the Birdseye Lab, which was located on South Main Street in Albion. The back of the lab building appears in the background. The McNall Funeral Home is to the far left.

Front row, from left: Charlie Byrne, Sy Pomper (s), Ruth Adamy (s), Fern Chase (s) and Jessie Nenni. Back row: Hunter Cohen (s), Helen Collins, Bill Lee, Helen DiJuilio, W. Enzie and John Swenholt. The (s) signifies the person was a summer worker. Dr. Dykstra, supervisor, was absent from the photo.

Note the glass bottles of Coca-Cola in this picture, which was taken when the employees were on break.