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

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1930s

Location Note

Product catalogues: Building materials: Roofing and gutters

GUSN

GUSN-285805

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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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
building materials
roofs
houses
dwellings
slavery
brochures

Physical Description

1 brochure : illustratons ; 11 x 8 1/2 inches

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.12.006.012.015

Image Dimensions

11 x 8 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Kingston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Warren (Litchfield county, Connecticut)

Record Details

Originator

James Lumber Co. (Publisher)

Material Type

brochures

Subjects

Shingles

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Product catalogues: Building materials: Roofing and gutters