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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1914

GUSN

GUSN-188151

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

factories (structures)
shoes (footwear)
industrial buildings
footwear
industry (economic concept)
postcards
photographs

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

2005-06-05

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.006

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Haverhill (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

M. Schlafman (Haverhill, Mass.) (Publisher)

Material Type

postcards
photographs

Other People

Burgess, W. S.
Adams, Helen

Other Organizations

United Shoe Machinery Company
Knights-Allen Company

Accruals Note

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

Description Level

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