These red long underwear are made of cotton and have white buttons down the center front. They have a flat collar and elasticized cuffs as well as a drop seat. The feet are also enclosed and there is an interior maker label from the Globe Knitting Works.
The Globe Knitting Works The Globe Knitting Works, established in Grand Rapids on October 27, 1897, produced underwear with an improved fit and appearance. This was accomplished by cutting and sewing fabric to fit the body. Mr. Snitseler of Voigt-Herpolsheimer Co. was the first buyer for the newly formed company. Employing 8 persons at the onset, Globe eventually expanded into a number of different buildings and employment grew to over 100 employees. The founder, Mr. Eilert Alfred Clements, involved his two sons in the company until the year 1952, when the company was sold to Active Industrial Corporation of New York. They moved the entire company to the south. (Source: Grand Rapids Public Library)