Patricia A. Martinelli

Author Patricia A. Martinelli, curator of the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, speaks about the history of World War II local women seamstresses during a talk titled “Stitch In Time” today in Kramer Hall at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Hammonton.

About 6,000 female workers produced annually $38 million worth of clothing during a five-year period, Martinelli said. These women worked in factories that used to exist in Hammonton and Gloucester and Cumber-land counties. Vineland had 40 factories itself, Martinelli said. These were mostly first-generation, Italian-American women, who had never worked outside of the home previously. For some of them, they had work to provide a steady paycheck for their families while their husbands were fighting the war, Martinelli said. A reception will be held after the talk.

If You Go: Martinelli’s free talk will be given at

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4 p.m. today in the hall at 30 Front St. For more information, call 609-626-3840609-626-3840.

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‘STITCH IN TIME,’ 4 p.m., a history of WWII local women seamstresses, speaker Patricia A. Martinelli, author and Curator of the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, reception, Stockton’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton, free. 609-626-3840609-626-3840.


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