Views in Manufactory of Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., 1877

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1877

Location Note

Stereo views - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge

GUSN

GUSN-175551

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Description

A man named Edward Holman stands behind a counter at the Mason and Hamlin Organ company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

organs (aerophones)
retail stores
counters (furniture)
commercial buildings
business (commercial function)
stereographs
photographs

Inscription

Stock room first floor building about 1877 / Stock Room, 1st floor West building Mason & Hamlin organ factory 162 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Edward Holman is standing behind the counter / he was in charge of the stock rook from 1873-1893 / The Mason and Hamlin Co. moved from its earlier factory,corner of Charles and Cambridge Streets, Boston in 1873 to 162 Broadway, Cambridge and from there to 560 Harrison Ave. Boston in 1923. The manufacture of organs was discontinued in 1917. The Mason and Hamlin Co. which added the manufacture of piano fortes to its industry in 1880, is now (1924) manufacturing piano fortes only, and has so done since 1917. (All this information comes from the president of the company, Mr. Henry L. Mason) (handwritten)

Physical Description

1 stereograph ; 3 x 6 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1924-09-09

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USMA.0280.0010.001

Image Dimensions

3 x 6 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Lewis, Thomas (Photographer)

Material Type

stereographs
photographs

Other People

Holman, Edward, Mr.

Variant Title

Stock Room 1st Floor West Building

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Stereo views - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge