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Mountain Mill "boys"

Mountain Mill "boys"

Item Information

Title:
Mountain Mill "boys"
Name on Item:
H. W. Pease, Lee, Mass.
Date:
[ca. 1900–1913]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Location:
Lee Library Association
Collection (local):
Lee Library Historical Collection
Subjects:
Mills
Paper industry
Parades & processions
Places:
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)Lee
Extent:
1 photograph : print ; mount 31 x 36 cm
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Notes (acquisition):
Date received: 6/5/1972 Donor: R. W. Smith
Notes (date):
Date from item or accompanying material.
Notes:
Title from item or accompanying material.
On ground: Percy Ayers, Bill Eckert, Martin Hussey. Seated on truck: Unknown, Unknown, Tracy Griffin, Ed Smith, Jack ?, Bill Dewkett, Unknown, Evin Muirhead, Irving (Ellie) Turner. Standing, first row: Four unknown, Poli Bruno, 3 unknown, Bill Butler. On top of cab: Clarence Man. Standing at extreme left, back row: perhaps: George Jones, Art Haskell or Lou Kilmer, 2 unknown, John Jaynes. Taken in front of Graham House, Main St., Lee, MA.
John Jaynes and Martin Hussey were both burned so badly when the Mountain Mill truck was burned, following an explosion when they, with George Jones, were emptying a 5-gal. can of gas in it, aided with lanterns. Within hours, Jaynes and Hussey were dead. July 4, 1913. Jaynes was 40 and Hussey, 26.
Exploring the Collection, 2015
See All the People by Florence Consolati, 1978
Notes (object):
Condition: fair.
Identifier:
P-696-16