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Erie City Iron Works photographic reproductions

Creation: 1871
 Collection
Accession: 1989-273

Abstract

The Erie City Iron Works in Erie, Pennsylvania, was a major manufacturer of boilers, stationary and portable engines, and machinery for sawmills and steam riveting. These are five reproductions of nineteenth century photographs from the Erie City Iron Works. One is an exterior of the plant. The four others are posed photographs of employee groups.

Dates

  • Creation: 1871

Creator

Extent

6 item(s)

General Physical Description

6 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Historical Note

The Erie City Iron Works in Erie, Pennsylvania, was a major manufacturer of boilers, stationary and portable engines, and machinery for sawmills and steam riveting. It also manufactured railroad freight and passenger cars. By 1880 it was one of the largest manufacturers of boilers and engines in the United States.

Scope and Content

These are five reproductions of nineteenth century photographs from the Erie City Iron Works. One is an exterior of the plant. The four others are posed photographs of employee groups: blacksmiths; machinists; pattern makers and moulders; boiler makers. One photograph is internally dated August 21, 1871, but it is reasonable to believe two others were made on that date. Each group is placed similiarly at the same location in front of the factory and are posed with some tools from their respective trades. The final photograph seems to come from the same period.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Erie City Iron Works records (Accession 905), Manuscripts and Archives Dept., Hagley Museum and Library.

Erie City Iron Works photographs (Accession 1975.331), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Dept., Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Erie City Iron Works photographic reproductions
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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