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American Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts

American Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts

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Title:
American Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts
Description:
Partial view of the American Optical plant is shown, where lenses are manufactured for the eye glass industry. Known as the Lensdale plant, it is located off East Main Street. Some large manufacturing structures are shown, with A-style structures on the roofs. A large brick smoke stack is in the background. A corner of the triple decker tenement, unique to New England, that housed factory workers, is located to the left of the image, somewhat concealed by a tree. The railroad track is in the foreground. Electricity poles are dotted throughout the image. A young child is leaning over a railing of the American Optical Company.
Creator:
Pease, Aaron, H.
Date:
June 6, 1903
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Photographic Collection of the Jacob Edwards Library
Subjects:
American Optical Company
American Optical Company--Southbridge (Mass.)
American Optical Corporation
Southbridge (Mass.)--History
Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Historic buildings--New England
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Architecture--United States--19th century
Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
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Notes:
Is part of the photographic collection of the Jacob Edwards Library Archives, Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org
Image from page 13 of the A.H. Pease album #2
Identifier:
38136000225001
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