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Requiem for a Soho Factory (1864-2005)

on December 8, 2011

Lynn Passy’s exhibition pays homage to the lost histories of our constantly changing world. The images, shot in 2006, evoke the lingering remnants of a 141-year-old candy factory in Soho–its idle machines and traces of its immigrant workers. Started by an Italian immigrant’s widow, the factory employed many Italian and later, Latino immigrants. The company was family-run until 1969 when it was sold to a large corporation; candy production remained in Soho until 2005 when it was moved to the Midwest. The building was then sold and the factory demolished.

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