What was it like to work at the factory that made silver for homes worldwide?
“There is no indication, there’s no plaque that the greatest silver manufacturer in the world was there.”
All traces of the Gorham Silver Manufacturing Company have disappeared from the landscape, but the plant looms large in the memories of former employees and residents near by. Community members discuss the atmosphere at the Gorham factory, including the conditions that led to a 7.5 month strike in 1958 and changing consumer tastes that led to the ultimate downfall of the company.
- Jeffrey Herman
- Richard Cragin
- Burr Sebring
- Robin Taglieferri
- Bill Kennedy
- Audio and transcript from interview of Jeffrey Herman
- Audio and transcript from interview of Richard Cragin
- Audio and transcript from interview of Burr Sebring
- Audio and transcript from interview of Robin Taglieferri
- Audio and transcript from interview of Bill Kennedy
- Still Here: Gorham Sites in Providence by Nate Weisenberg
- Gorham Manufacturing Plant History by Ria Fulton
- Gorham’s Property Acquisitions by Raina Fox
- The Rise and Fall of the Gorham Empire, by Sarah Yahm
Clip created by Raina Fox.