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Lasting machine shaping shoes in a Massachusetts shoe factory

PC001.04.02.4000.001 (RS82105)

Description

"This is a shoemaker creating shoes on a lasting machine in a shoe factory in Lynn, Massachusetts. The "upper" of the shoe is placed over the wooden last. The machine is clamped on this "upper" and draws the fore part of the shoe into shape. Thus, in a few seconds, is performed the most difficult task of the shoemaker." -- verso.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Physical Description
1 stereograph ; 3 x 6 inches
Inscriptions
No.22189 (stamped)
12 / Meadville, PA. / New York, N.Y. / Portland, Oregon / London, Eng. / Sydney, Aus. (stamped)
Dimensions
3x 6(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
180188
Reference Code
PC001.04.02.4000.001

Record details

Originator
Keystone View Company (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
factories (structures)
footwear
industrial buildings
labor
machines
shoemakers
shoes (footwear)
Material Type
photographs
stereographs
Places
Lynn (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 17
Location Note
Stereo views - Subjects - Shoe manufacturing

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