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American Optical Company Firemen in front of the main entrance on Mechanic Street, Southbridge

American Optical Company Firemen in front of the main entrance on Mechanic Street, Southbridge

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Title:
American Optical Company Firemen in front of the main entrance on Mechanic Street, Southbridge
Description:
The American Optical Company Fire Fighters in dress uniform posing in front of a wide-angle view of the formal entrance in the Main Plant of the company headquarters in Southbridge, Massachusetts. A close view of the stone and brick facade is provided, showing a magnificant keystone arch or fanlight. The trees and electricity pole frame the view. The fire fighters are posing with two wheels that has the fire hose wrapped around it. Tram tracks sitting on a dirt base are visible in the forground.
Creator:
Pease, Aaron, H.
Date:
[ca. 1855–1940]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Photographic Collection of the American Optical Company
Subjects:
American Optical Company
American Optical Corporation
Southbridge (Mass.)--History
Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Firefighters--Massachusetts--Southbridge--American Optical Company
Historic buildings--New England
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
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Notes:
Is part of a photographic collection of the American Optical Company at Jacob Edwards Library Archives, Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org/
Identifier:
american_optical_co_firemen_in_front_of_the_main_entrance_on_mechanic_st