Carolyn Riggs Bernardin Collection of Riggs & Lombard Photographs

Collection Number: 6557 P

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Carolyn Riggs Bernardin Collection of Riggs & Lombard Photographs, 1942
Collection Number:
6557 P
Creator:
Carolyn Riggs Bernardin;
Riggs & Lombard
Quantity:
1 file folder.
Forms of Material:
Gelatin silver print, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Photographs of the interior of the Riggs & Lombard machinery factory.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Riggs & Lombard, Inc. was a Lowell, Massachusetts, company that manufactured, bought and sold textile and other machinery.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes photographs of the stock room, wood and steel erection floors, assembly floors, and machine shops. All photographs were taken by Marion Photographers, Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1942.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Riggs & Lombard, Inc.

Subjects:
Machine parts
Machine shops
Textile machinery

Form and Genre Terms:
Gelatin silver print
Photographs


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Carolyn Riggs Bernardin Collection of Riggs & Lombard Photographs #6557 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Visible are all sorts of wheels, couplings, hoses, etc. Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Wheels, lumber, ladders, etc. around the room; several male employees visible including two on the left who appear to be building a large wooden crate. Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Several male employees visible; steel machinery was apparently built on this floor. Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Image depicts the area where dryers were assembled. Different lengths of metal stacked on floor; workbenches in rear where several male employees work. Note the bucket of sand on the pole labeled "Air Raid." Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Several male employees at work in the area. Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
A number of male employees are at work in the shop. Floor in the foreground is piled with wood shavings. This machine shop seems to be geared toward larger pieces, as opposed to machine shop B (see item 9 in this folde). Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Several male employees are at work cutting or planing lumber. Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
One male employee in the foreground is hoisting sheets of steel; several others are at work in the background, including one who has tipped his welding mask up onto his head. Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1942
Format: Black and White photograph
Several male employees at work. This machine shop seems to focus on smaller items, as opposed to machine shop A (see item 6 in this folder). Photo taken January 13, 1942. 25.25 x 20.25 cm.
Format: Black and White photograph.