Granville E. Foss Jr. Photographs

Collection Number: 6671 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Granville E. Foss Jr. Photographs
Collection Number:
6671 P
Creator:
Granville E. Foss Jr.;
Alden S. Foss
Quantity:
1 file folder
Forms of Material:
Gelatin silver print, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Personal photographs of Granville E. Foss, Jr.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Granville Edward Foss, Jr., was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on July 19, 1867. He married Hattie Crosby Simonds on June 12, 1895. They had four children: Alden S. Foss (born 1896), Granville S. Foss (born 1898), Mary Foss (born 1904), and Caroline Foss (born 1906).
In December 1895 Granville E. Foss, Jr., founded Brightwood Manufacturing Company, North Andover, Massachusetts, in partnership with George Henry Simonds.
Granville E. Foss, Jr., died in 1934.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Brightwood Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of worsted woolen dress goods and was capable of producing 9,000 yards per day, with an annual capacity of 2,750,000 yards. In 1918 Granville E. Foss, Jr., served as President, General Manager, and Purchasing Agent. Granville's wife, Hattie Simonds Foss, served as Vice-President and his brother-in-law, George H. Simonds, Jr., was the Treasurer.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes images of "Willow Brook", the home of Granville E. Foss, Jr., in North Andover, Massachusetts, as well as his first automobile. Also photographs of his family.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Foss family.
Foss, Alden Simonds
Dawes, Caroline Foss
Foss, Granville E.
Foss, Granville E., Jr.
Foss, Granville Simonds
Hamann, Mary Foss
Stevens, Ames.
Toohey, Mary.
Brightwood Manufacturing Company.

Subjects:
Hats
Shawls
Textile manufacturers
Wedding costume

Geographic Subjects:
North Andover (Mass.)

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:
Granville E. Foss Jr. Photographs #6671 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Burr A. Church, Newton Centre, photographer. Gelatin silver print, [1901-1920?]. Image depicts large house with trees and driveway leading up to it, the home of Granville E. Foss, on Great Pond Road, North Andover, Mass. The house was built in 1901 and sold to Ames Stevens around 1928. 24.75 x 19.75 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Snapshot gelatin silver print, [19--], original 1904. Image depicts Granville E. Foss Jr., president of the Brightwood Mfg. Co., at the wheel of his first automobile, a 1904 auto car. Leaning against the front fender is his son Granville Simonds Foss; in his lap is his youngest daughter, Caroline; in the passenger seat are his older son, Alden, and his older daughter, Mary. Mrs. Foss is seen disappearing behind the car. 13 x 9 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Snapshot gelatin silver print, [1910?]. Image depicts two young couples posed against Stevens Pond in the background. The bride is Mary Toohey, who worked in the office of Brightwood Mfg. Co.; the best man is her brother James Toohey. The groom and maid of honor are unknown. Note the hat on the maid of honor. 10.25 x 7.75 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Snapshot gelatin silver print, [196-?], original ca. 1920. Image depicts five women posed outside in front of hedge wearing Almafi [?] shawls: left to right, Mary Foss, later Mrs. Hamann; Elizabeth Hevins of Wellesley; Caroline Simonds, later Mrs. Alexander; Caroline Foss, later Mrs. Dawes; Dorothy Tenney, later Mrs. Alden Foss. Mary and Caroline Foss were the daughters of Granville E. Foss Jr., president of Brightwood Mfg. Co., in North Andover. Dorothy Tenney would become the wife of Granville Foss's son Alden Foss. Caroline Simonds was possibly the daughter of George Henry Simonds, the co-founder (along with Granville Foss) of Brightwood. 12.75 x 9 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.