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

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Title:
100 year roof, James Lumber Co., 88 Broad Street, Boston, Mass.
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.
Publisher:
James Lumber Co.
Format:
Ephemera
Genre:
brochures
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
EP001: Ephemera collection
Subjects:
advertising
business (commercial function)
building materials
roofs
houses
dwellings
slavery
Shingles
Broad Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
VirginiaFairfax (county)Mount Vernon (historic site)
MassachusettsEssex (county)Salem
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Pequot House (Salem, Mass.)
Extent:
1 brochure : illustrations ; 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Link to Item:
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Identifier:
285778
Call #:
EP001.12.006.012.013