Helen A. C. Long and May Chadwick Collection of Hamilton Manufacturing Photographs

Collection Number: 6688 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Helen A. C. Long and May Chadwick Collection of Hamilton Manufacturing Photographs
Collection Number:
6688 P
Creator:
Helen A. C. Long;
May Chadwick;
Hamilton Manufacturing Company (Lowell, Mass.)
Quantity:
1 file folder
Forms of Material:
Albumen print, carte de visite photographs, gelatin silver print, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Photographs of Charles B. Amory and Oliver H. Moulton. Also photographs of rivers and canals.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Hamilton Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of cotton textiles, founded in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1824.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Photographs of Charles B. Amory, Treasurer of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, and his friend Oliver H. Moulton, Superintendent of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company. Includes photographs of the Merrimack River, Pawtucket Falls, and the Merrimack Canal in Lowell, Massachusetts.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Amory, Charles B., 1841-1919
Moulton, Oliver H.
Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.
Hamilton Manufacturing Company (Lowell, Mass.)
Merrimack Manufacturing Company.
Pemberton Manufacturing Company.
Pepperell Manufacturing Company.

Subjects:
Canals -- Massachusetts -- Lowell.
Centennial Exhibition.
Cotton manufacture
Industries
Insurance surveys
Mill agents
Mill superintendents
Rivers
Textile factories
Textile industry
Voyages and travels
Waterfalls -- Massachusetts -- Lowell.

Geographic Subjects:
Lowell (Mass.)
Merrimack Canal (Lowell, Mass.)
Northern Canal (Lowell, Mass.)
Pawtucket Falls (Lowell, Mass.)
United States -- Merrimack River.
United States -- Army -- Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 24th (1861-1866)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Portraits.

Form and Genre Terms:
Albumen print
Carte de visite photographs
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:
Helen A. C. Long and May Chadwick Collection of Hamilton Manufacturing Photographs #6688 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
6688 G: Helen A. C. Long and May Chadwick Collection of Hamilton Manufacturing Graphics

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [before 1898]. Image depicts a view of the Merrimack River in Lowell, Mass., just above the Pawtucket Falls. Photograph possibly taken from the south side of the river, looking north (towards Tyngsboro). The falls would be off to the right, out of the picture. Trees are nearly bare; taken in late autumn or early spring? 24.5 x 17 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [before 1898]. Image depicts a view of the Pawtucket Falls on the Merrimack River in Lowell, Mass. Photograph probably taken from the vantage point of what is now the School Street bridge, looking north (towards Tyngsboro). A few houses along what is now Pawtucket Boulevard are visible in the right background. Water level is quite high. Trees are nearly bare; photo taken in late autumn or early spring? 24 x 17 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [before 1898]. Image depicts the Merrimack River in the Belvidere section of Lowell, Mass., just below Stackpole Street and East Merrimack Street. Taken from the Belvidere side of the river; Stackpole and East Merrimack Sts. would be off to the left. The Centralville (Bridge Street) bridge is seen in the distance, and some of the mill chimneys beyond it. What is now the Hunts Falls Bridge has not yet been built. Trees are nearly bare; photo taken in late autumn or early spring? 24 x 17 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [before 1898]. Image depicts the Northern Canal (on the left) running parallel to the Merrimack River (on the right) in Lowell, Mass. An ironwork bridge (what is now the School Street Bridge) is barely visible in the left background. Viewpoint is looking north; the Pawtucket Falls would be beyond the bridge on the left. Handwriting on reverse of photo indicates Pawtucket Canal, which is incorrect. Houses on the right would be in Pawtucketville, clustered around the Mammoth Road area. The bell tower in the center background is probably the Pawtucket Congregational Church; this building was replaced with a red brick Romanesque building in 1898. 24.25 x 17.25 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1863
Format: black and white photograph
Albumen print. Image depicts Amory in his military uniform. Seen from the chest up. Written on reverse: "Chas. B. Amory, Captain co. I 24th Regt. Mass. Vol. July 1863." Amory was a the treasurer of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. in Lowell, Mass., from approximately 1885 until 1909, and a director of the company until his death in 1919. He was a close friend of Oliver H. Moulton, superintendent of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. in Lowell, Mass. See 1993.28.7 for a much later photo of Amory. 5.5 x 7.5 cm. (w/out mount); 11.5 x 15.25 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Charles B. Amory, Boston, Mass. Gelatin silver print, [ca1910]. Image depicts Amory seated in a chair, wearing a three-piece suit and a tie. He has a white mustache and sideburns, but a cleanshaven chin. Amory was a the treasurer of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. in Lowell, Mass., from approximately 1885 until 1909, and a director of the company until his death in 1919. He was a close friend of Oliver H. Moulton, superintendent of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. in Lowell, Mass. See 1993.28.6 for an 1863 photo of Amory. 9.75 x 14 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Eaton & Bachelder's Photographic Gallery, Manchester, N.H. Albumen print carte de visite, [1859-64]. Image depicts Moulton, an overseer in the Amoskeag Mfg. Company, Manchester, N.H., during this period, standing in a studio setting, with his right arm leaning on a counter; a patterned drape is tied behind him. He wears a frock coat, vest, and tie, and has a beard very reminiscent of Abraham Lincoln's. Moulton is listed in the 1860 Manchester, N.H., directory as superintendent of Amoskeag; by 1865 he is the superintendent of the Hamilton Mfg. Company in Lowell, Mass. See 1993.28.9 for a much later photo of Moulton. 5.75 x 8.75 cm. (w/out mount); 6.25 x 10.25 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [1900-05]. Image depicts Moulton, superintendent of the Hamilton Manufacturing Co. from 1865 to 1905, sitting behind his desk in his office. He wears a three-piece suit and a tie; he has white hair, a beard and a mustache. His desk is piled with books, a lamp, and rolled drawings. 5 x 3.75 cm. (w/out mount); 8.5 x 7.25 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print [ca1900?]. Image depicts the Merrimack Canal in Lowell, Mass., looking towards the Merrimack Mfg. Co. (mill building with tower in the distance). The Dutton Street boardinghouses are barely visible through the trees on the left. Trees are nearly bare; photo taken in late autumn or early spring? 10.25 x 7.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [before 1900]. Image depicts mill buildings on a river; possibly Lowell, Mass., but definitely not Merrimack River; possibly Concord River? May not be Lowell at all. 7.75 x 6.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1876
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print (attached). Ticket issued to Oliver H. Moulton as an exhibitor at the United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia, Penn., usuable between May 10 and Nov. 10 of 1876. Photo of Moulton attached, showing him from the shoulders up. Moulton was superintendent of the Hamilton Mfg. Company in Lowell, Mass., at this time. 4.5 x 6 cm. (w/out mount); 7.25 x 11 cm. (w/mount, folded).
Format: black and white photograph.