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The office staff of the DuPont "Fabrikoid" factory in Newburgh NY in the 1920s. The facility, known locally as "The Fabby" made coated fabrics, some of which were dubbed artificial leather by the company. My Dad, a recent high school graduate, stands at the far left. He worked for DuPont for 44 years. View full size.