These sample photos would have been taken for use in catalogs and other promotional materials. Many show unproduced versions or early prototypes of various products. These photos were found during the 2018 General Foam Plastics auction at Empire’s former Tarboro, NC plant.
By Travis Kenzig
These photos were shared on General Foam Plastics' Instagram account, @gfpseasonaldecor, 2015-04-19 and 2015-04-16 respectively. As confirmed by comments on the post, the pictured showroom was attached to one of the General Foam Plastics factories.
By Richard Gierlich
Taken 1996-05-23 by Ted Fitzgerald of the Boston Herald newspaper, these photos provide a rare sight into the Union Products factory. Both photos are shown alongside the caption slip used by the newspaper for documenting and referencing the photos. The handwritten date and page number likely correspond to the published date and page of story for which the photos were taken.
By Mel Fischer
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