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From Google Books' digitization of Fibre & Fabric:
|Reverse of the card above, from Digital Commonwealth|
Bortree was located at 112 W. Cortland St., Jackson, Michigan
According to Leanne Smith's Mlive column, Peek Through Time,
"Bortree Corset Co., 112 W. Cortland St., was the first corset company founded west of New York. Moses Bortree, who migrated to Michigan from Pennsylvania in 1866, opened the factory in 1868 to manufacture crinoline skirts and bustles. In 1875, Bortree switched to corsets. Within five years, he was producing 50,000 to 300,000 corsets per year. In its heyday, the company employed almost 400 people, 350 of whom were women."
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