Rhode Island First
Day of Issue Covers
Ratification of the Constitution - Rhode Island
Issued May 29, 1990 in Pawtucket, RI - Scott #2348
Stamp Design is the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI
The cachet art was
produced by The American
Textile Manufacturers Institute.
is a national trade association representing the textile mill
products industry. Products include yarns, fabrics, home
furnishings and other textile products. There are approximately
425,000 workers throughout the U.S. currently working in textile
industry related fields.
The industrial revolution
began in Pawtucket, Rhode Island with the establishment of
Slater's Cotton Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island,
Slater Mill History).
Most of the old Rhode Island mills are no longer in
operation; the majority of textile related business having
moved to southern states to take advantage of lower tax rates
and wages. Another migration of textile related industries is
currently taking place to overseas locations and in particular,
to Asian countries to take advantage of the even cheaper labor
Rhode Island Superlatives