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Burgess and Lang buildings, largest shoe factory in the world, Haverhill, Massachusetts

PC001.03.01.TMP.006 (RS82393)

Description

The full color postcard features two large factories: the Burgess and Lang buildings. The building on the right has signs for the Knights-Allen Company Turn Shoes and the United Shoe Machinery Company. Inscribed on the back of the postcard is a note from W.S. Burgess to his aunt Hellen Adams, of Newport, Maine.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1914
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2005-06-05
Physical Description
1 postcard
Dimensions
3.5x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
188151
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.006

Record details

Originator
M. Schlafman (Haverhill, Mass.) (Publisher)
Other People
Adams, Helen
Burgess, W. S.
Other Organizations
Knights-Allen Company
United Shoe Machinery Company
Descriptive Terms
factories (structures)
footwear
industrial buildings
industry (economic concept)
shoes (footwear)
Material Type
photographs
postcards
Places
Haverhill (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Burgess and Lang Buildings (Haverhill, Mass.)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 17.Original in Postcards - Haverhill, MA

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