I managed to dig up a few more pictures of the office this morning. For a meatpacking plant, this place looked pretty classy. I guess just about everything did back then. Not many people could pull off a blood/meat covered t-shirt, jeans, and packer hat, but my grandpa sure did.
Notice the barware in the corner? Yeah, I think that might be frowned upon these days.
Some might call this an improvement, but personally, I think it made people tough, responsible, and independent. If you've got some bureaucrat in an office somewhere making all of your decisions for you, what incentive do you have to do your own thinking?
Anyways, the office still looks pretty similar, as if it's been frozen in time. Believe it or not, we still write up everything using those typewriters. Talk about a mid-century collector's dream.