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Ratification of the Constitution - Rhode Island Bicentennial
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.

The AMTI 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, (See: 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 costs.

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