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Merchants Coal Company photographs

1901-1902
 Collection
Identifier: 1991-227

Abstract

The Merchants Coal Company mined semi-bituminous coal in the early twentieth century. These are images of early construction at the Merchants Coal Company in Boswell, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • 1901-1902

Creator

Extent

22 item(s)

General Physical Description

22 photographic prints : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in. prints on 8 x 10 in. mounts.

Historical Note

The Merchants Coal Company mined semi-bituminous coal in the early twentieth century. The town of Boswell, Pennsylvania was developed surrounding coal mines, named such after Thomas Boswell (1861-1929), the first president and supervisor of the company. Boswell purchased farms consisting of 14,000 acres and then laid out 1,600 lots on which coal company houses were built, and developed a 1,100 foot slope entry mine in 1901.

Scope and Content

These are images of early construction at the Merchants Coal Company in Boswell, Pennsylvania, showing the following views: a steel bridge over Quemahoning Creek, tipple, company housing, brick plant, mouth of mine, power house, and a temporary company store.

Location

GL Box 1.

Existence and Location of Copies

View collection online in the Hagley Digital Archives.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Merchants Coal Company photographs
Status:
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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