Michigan State Industries Catalog of Products for State Departments, Institutions and Political Subdivision (State of Michigan Department of Corrections Division of Prison Industries)
Maroon gilt-stamped leatherette binder with color-coded tabs, 148pp. Includes index and copious illustrations of goods manufactured by inmates at Michigan prison factories in Jackson, Ionia, and Marquette. No date, ca. 1948-50, when G. Mennen Williams was elected governor and adopted the Michigan DOC as his cause célèbre (then briefly held hostage at Marquette in 1950). Near Fine. Includes price list for metal signs and the perforated stub of an order form. An uncanny array of hair-filled mattresses, hosiery, boiler suits, trash cans, cribs, tobacco, steel drums of soap, "Swedish Modern Bedroom Suite," "stenographer's posture chairs," "disturbed patient's gown," white institutional service garb (available with chenille lettering), three-piece tailored dresss suits, knitted underwear, underwear unmentionables, "Home Grown Brand" canned sauerkrout, beets, peas, imitation maple syrup, and American flags.