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Abandoned workers' houses photographs

Accession 1995.310

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Abandoned workers' houses photographs (Accession 1995.310), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Abandoned workers' houses photographs
Dates: 1994
Accession Number: 1995.310
Creator: Howard, Robert A., 1943-2012,
Extent: 50 images
Physical Description: 25 photographic prints : col.; 4x6 in. 25 negatives ; 35 mm.
Location: GL Box 2.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Rockland, Delaware was one of the longest functioning mill towns on the Brandywine River. Rockland was especially known for its papermaking mills. The houses in these photographs were built for workers in the mills in Rockland, Delaware. They were photographed by Robert A. Howard (1943-2012), former curator at the Hagley Museum. The collection includes color photographs and 35mm negatives of exteriors and interiors of abandoned houses in Rockland, Delaware dating from 1994.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Rockland, Delaware was one of the longest functioning mill towns on the Brandywine River. Rockland was especially known for its papermaking mills. Owners changed several times and the last of the mills closed in 1973. The houses in these photographs were built for workers in the mills in Rockland, Delaware and were torn down in 1995 for new townhouses. They were photographed by Robert A. Howard (1943-2012), former curator at the Hagley Museum.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes color photographs and 35mm negatives of exteriors and interiors of abandoned houses in Rockland, Delaware dating from 1994.

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Access Points

Rockland (Del.)
Working class--Dwellings--Delaware--Rockland.
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