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American Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts
TitleAmerican Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts
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SubjectAmerican Optical Company; American Optical Company--Southbridge (Mass. American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Architecture--United States--19th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works
DescriptionPartial view of the American Optical plant is shown, where lenses are manufactured for the eye glass industry. Known as the Lensdale plant, it is located off East Main Street. Some large manufacturing structures are shown, with A-style structures on the roofs. A large brick smoke stack is in the background. A corner of the triple decker tenement, unique to New England, that housed factory workers, is located to the left of the image, somewhat concealed by a tree. The railroad track is in the foreground. Electricity poles are dotted throughout the image. A young child is leaning over a railing of the American Optical Company.
CreatorPease, Aaron H.
SourceImage from page 13 of the A.H. Pease album #2
RelationIs part of the photographic collection of the Jacob Edwards Library Archives, Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Coverage42 degrees 04' N72 degrees 02' W
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