This photograph, taken in the 1920s in Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal, depicts one woman and eleven men in the Ideal Upholstering factory. Adolph Singer is standing on the far left.
An Upholstering Factory in Pointe-aux-Trembles
A Family Business
The Singer family left Lithuania in 1906 to escape the harsh living conditions of Eastern Europe. The four brothers, Adolph, David, Hyman and Isaac founded an upholstering company in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal. First named Ideal Upholstering, it was renamed Singer Upholstering a couple of years later.
Shirley Shenkman, Adolph’s daughter, donated this photograph to the Montreal Holocaust Museum in 1996.
This project is part of the implementation of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec.