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Tool Factory Workers, Williamsburg, Mass., circa 1900-1910
TitleTool Factory Workers, Williamsburg, Mass., circa 1900-1910
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SubjectTool and die industry--Employees--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Clothing & dress--United States--1900-1910; Williamsburg Manufacturing Company
DescriptionEleven workmen pose in front of the Williamsburg Manufacturing Company building at the intersection of Williams Street and Buttonshop Road, Williamsburg, circa 1900-1910. Trim details visible on the building suggest that it is the 19th-century building on the site which burned in 1907, rather than the substantially similar one that replaced it and itself burned in 1993, but this is not certain. The company manufactured carpentry tools and hardware and was one in a long succession of milling and manufacturing enterprises on this site from 1806 to the present (2011). All these men's identities are unknown, and viewers are requested to contact the Society with any information about them. Their work clothes and headgear are strikingly varied. The image is mounted on light cardboard and measures 18.5 cm x 22.5 cm. It is captioned in pencil on the back in a modern hand (clearly not contemporaneous with the picture, but of unknown date) 'Williamsburg Tool Factory.'
CreatorUnknown photographer
IdentifierWHS - Historic Photographs - Williamsburg Tool Factory Workers
RelationPart of the Williamsburg Historic Society's photograph collection
RightsPermission to publish the image must be obtained from the Williamsburg Historic Society by writing to or The Williamsburg Historic Society, Williamsburg, Mass., must be credited as the original source of the item for all use.
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