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Maryland Steel Co. photograph album

1890-1894
 Collection
Identifier: 2008-224

Abstract

Maryland Steel Company was a steel-works and shipyard operated from 1891 until 1916, when Bethlehem Steel acquired the Pennsylvania Steel Company and its subsidiary, Maryland Steel. This collection consists of 3 albums containing 204 cyanotype photographs taken at the Maryland Steel Company's steel plant and shipyard between 1890 and 1894. The photographs show steel buildings, steel workers, shipyard buildings, ship construction, tugs and steamships.

Dates

  • 1890-1894

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Foot

General Physical Description

3 albums (204 photographic prints) : cyanotypes : 7.5 x 13 in.

Historical Note

In 1887, the Pennsylvania Steel Company constructed a steel plant at Sparrow's Point on the mouth of the Patapsco River near Baltimore, Maryland. Shortly after construction was completed, the plant was incorporated as the Maryland Steel Company of Baltimore County. That same year, 1891, the Marine Department, which included a shipyard, was created. The steel-works and shipyard continued to operate as the Maryland Steel Company until 1916, when Bethlehem Steel acquired the Pennsylvania Steel Company and its subsidiary, Maryland Steel.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 3 albums containing 204 cyanotype photographs taken at the Maryland Steel Company's steel plant and shipyard between 1890 and 1894.

Album one, "Plant of Maryland Steel Co., Blast Furnaces, Rail Mill, & Shops," contains exterior and interior photographs of buildings involved in steel production, including the Bessemer, foundry, furnaces, rail mill, and machine shop. A number of the images show steel workers at work.

Album two, "Plant of Maryland Steel Co., Marine Department," consists of photographs of Maryland Steel Company's shipyard, which began producing vessels in 1891. This album includes many views of the construction of the shipyard, particularly the construction of the fitting out shop, the sheers, and the boiler shop, as well as interior and exterior photographs of shipyard buildings in use.

Album three, "Vessels Built by Maryland Steel Co., Marine Dept. up to July 1894," documents the construction and launch of hulls #3 through #14 of the Maryland Steel Company. These vessels consist primarily of tugs and coastal passenger steamships, as well as police boat Patrol built for New York City in 1894.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Maryland Steel Company photograph albums
Status:
Online
Author:
Judy Stevenson and encoded by Alex Miller and Karen Hanson in 2014.
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:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400