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American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view

American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view

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Title:
American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view
Description:
Artist's view in the shape of a pair of spectacles or lenses. The left shows the full Main Plant with the Clock Tower in the middle of a terraced brick façade, in the front. There are four crenels interspersing the window-line. The perpendicular buildings in the rear are also visible. The brick chimney stack is located to the left or north west of the clock tower. Mechanic Street with four vehicles bisects the foreground. The second lens contains an artist's view of the Main Plant in the background and the town of Southbridge. In the foreground is the Lensdale plant, located off East Main Street. An insert of the original AO building, located at the corner of Main and Chestnut Streets, is set under the lenses.
Date:
1904
Format:
Prints
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
Historic buildings--New England
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
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Notes:
"On loan 4/97. Property of W. Horsley, Dudley, MA 01571. Note superceded by a written note addressed to Ms. M. Morrissey, dated 6/24/04 from Jeannie Horsley, PO Box 546, Dudley, MA 01571, indicating the "aerial view" is a gift to the Jacob Edwards Library. Ms Horsley is the daughter of A. L. Simonds, and daughter-in-law of W. W.Horsley, Treasure of Southbridge Savings Bank [1936-1970] Is part of the American Optical Company Archives at the Jacob Edwards Library,Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org/
Identifier:
38136000196392
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