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100 year roof, James Lumber Co., 88 Broad Street, Boston, Mass.

EP001.12.006.012.013 (RS235366)

Description

The Company distributes Blue Jay Shingles made from South Carolina cypress. This type of shingle was used to roof Washington's Mt. Vernon home. Text inside the brochure reads ..."in exactly the same manner that the slaves of the pioneers fashioned them 300 years ago." The back cover shows Pequot House in Salem, Massachusetts, a reproduction built to celebrate the 1930 Tercentenary of the settling of Massachusetts. The reproduction was built by Pequot Mills using Blue Jay Shingles.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
undated
Physical Description
1 brochure : illustrations ; 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Dimensions
11x 8 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
285778
Reference Code
EP001.12.006.012.013

Record details

Originator
James Lumber Co. (Publisher)
Other People
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Descriptive Terms
advertising
building materials
business (commercial function)
dwellings
houses
roofs
slavery
Material Type
brochures
Subjects
Broad Street (Boston, Mass.)
Shingles
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Mount Vernon (Fairfax county, Virginia) [historic site]
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Pequot House (Salem, Mass.)
Location Note
Product catalogues: Building materials: Roofing and gutters

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