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A. C. Morse Shoe Manufactory
TitleA. C. Morse Shoe Manufactory
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SubjectFootwear industry--Massachusetts--Sturbridge; Industries--Massachusetts--Sturbridge; Sturbridge (Mass.:Town)--History--Pictorial works; Sturbridge (Mass.:Town)--Pictorial Works; Sturbridge (Mass.)--History; Sturbridge (Mass.)--Industries
DescriptionCurrently the site of Joshua Hyde library, this image shows the A.C. Morse Shoe Manufactory sometime between 1868-1877. The original building, on the town common, was built in 1850, by Elisha Southwick. Mr. Southwick obtained permission and a lease from the town, in 1850. Subsequently, he leased the business to Merrick and Allen and joined them in a partnership, in 1859. Mr. Merrick and Mr. Allen left the firm and Southwick continued the business until his son-in-law, A.C. Morse took over the business, about 1868. Hiram Carter bought an interest, in 1869 and the business name became Morse and Carter. Mr. Carter withdrew and Mr. Morse continued in business, alone, until about 1877. A group of workers is depicted standing at the east side of the A.C.Morse building.
Relation From the Joshua Hyde Public Library Archive, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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