LaDue, George J.
- Existence: 1872 (date of birth) -1951 (date of death)
George J. LaDue was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1871. He apprenticed as a hollow glass ware blower at Poughkeepsie Glass Works from 1890 to 1895. It is unclear how long he worked in the glass trade; Poughkeepsie Glass Works closed in 1913. The family reports that LaDue also worked in the glass trade in Canastota, New York. He and his family moved to Olean, New York, and he worked for Olean Tile Company from about 1920 to 1951. LaDue died in 1951.
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Scope and Contents This small collection contains a hodgepodge of documents related to George J. LaDue's work in the glass trade in late 19th century America. Of most interest is his apprenticeship indenture contract, which bound LaDue to learn the "art, trade, and mystery of a Hollow Glass Ware Blower" at Poughkeepsie Glass Works from 1890 to 1895. Correspondence from the company to his father reveals that LaDue was considered a good apprentice but was once suspected of malingering to avoid low paying work....