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Factory Workers at Bridges & Co. Boot shop, Hopkinton 1876

Factory Workers at Bridges & Co. Boot shop, Hopkinton 1876

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Title:
Factory Workers at Bridges & Co. Boot shop, Hopkinton 1876
Description:
Factory workers lean from windows and pose from outside of D.T. Bridges boot factory on Main Street in Hopkinton MA. ca 1876. Dozens can be seen outside; most wear work aprons, many wear hats. Note women sitting on sill of second floor right hand window, also a worker dangles a boot from third-story window on far left. The building is a five-story clapboard sided structure, directly to the left is the original Town Hall. View is of the southern side. This building was destroyed in a fire of April 1882, the building which replaced this one then burned in 1900. Bridges & Co. employed hundred of workers in the boot manufactory.
Date:
1876
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Hopkinton Public Library
Collection (local):
Hopkinton Public Library Treasure Room Collection
Subjects:
D.T. Bridges & Co. (Hopkinton, Mass.)
Shoe industry--Massachusetts--Hopkinton
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Hopkinton
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Hopkinton
Extent:
4 x 6 inch photograph printed by William Robinson from plate glass negative in 1970's
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Please request permission to use image by contacting Hopkinton Public Library in advance at hopkintonlibrary@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-9777.
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Notes:
From the Hopkinton Public Library Treasure Room
Language:
English
Identifier:
closet box 11, file #11
factory_workers_at_bridges_and_co_boot_shop_hopkinton_1876