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For beauty, permanence, economy use Blue Jay Brand Hand-Split Cypress Shingles, James Lumber Co., 88 Broad Street, Boston, Mass.

EP001.12.006.012.015 (RS235350)

Description

Photographs illustrate the steps in harvesting cypress trees to manufacture the shingles. The front of the brochure has an image of Reed House in Kingston, Massachusetts which was reconditioned in 1929 with Blue Jay Shingles. Text on the front of the item reads ..."the same methods that were used by the pioneers and their slaves 300 years ago." The item verso shows the roof of the Milk House on Reverie Farm in Warren, Connecticut. The shingles are "Listed in Sweet's architectural catalog."

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Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1930s
Physical Description
1 brochure : illustratons ; 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Dimensions
11x 8 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
285805
Reference Code
EP001.12.006.012.015

Record details

Originator
James Lumber Co. (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
building materials
business (commercial function)
dwellings
houses
roofs
slavery
Material Type
brochures
Subjects
Shingles
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Kingston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Warren (Litchfield county, Connecticut)
Location Note
Product catalogues: Building materials: Roofing and gutters

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