When the factory was at full production in 1900, inmates were producing up to 720 brooms a day. They were sold and shipped throughout the United States and Japan. Today, trained volunteers produce the brooms in the same style as those created by inmates nearly 120 years ago.
Bales of broom corn were brought in from southeast Nebraska. What a pretty pattern!
Clouds of wispy materials hang from the ceiling.
Inmates artfully made brooms of many shapes, sizes and colors.
Each broom bore (and still does today) a label with one of these three original Victorian-era designs. The labels are as beautiful as the brooms.Make it a great day!