Petaluma Business Supports the WWII Effort With Coveralls

While going through my very large pile of items to be filed I came across a Petaluma Argus Courier article dated January 20, 1941, that describes how Goldstone Brothers, a garment manufacturer located at 300 Main Street (Petaluma Boulevard North), had signed a contract to supply the U.S. Government with 12,000 aviator coveralls within four to five months. The coveralls were to be assembled by 25 to 35 women and shipped to the quartermaster department at the Presidio in San Francisco and from there sent out to bases, ports and training fields across the United States.

300 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma CA. Photo taken by Katherine J. Rinehart – May 2012.

I’ve checked the Library’s catalog and have yet to locate a picture of the factory or its employees.

Today the Goldstone Brothers building is occupied by Military Antiques and Museum. Wonder if they have any Petaluma made coveralls on display?

About Katherine J. Rinehart

Katherine J. Rinehart received a MA in History from Sonoma State University in 1994. For the past 19 years, Ms. Rinehart has worked in various positions within the fields of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation and is currently employed by the Sonoma County Library where she has worked in the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department since 2002. Katherine is the author of Petaluma: A History in Architecture, a contributor to Celebrating Petaluma published by the Petaluma Sesquicentennial Committee and the Petaluma Visitors Program. Ms. Rinehart is an occasional contributor to the Press Democrat and is proud to be a Petaluma Good Egg.
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2 Responses to Petaluma Business Supports the WWII Effort With Coveralls

  1. Katherine- My name is Wally Petersen And I own Both the building and the military antique store at 300 Petaluma Blvd North in Petaluma. I was not aware of the Goldstone Bros. participation in the war effort. I would love to have a copy of the article for our museum. Please let me know if we can arrange this. Thanks, Wally

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