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    • Worker standing next to a bull wheel.

    • Employees; Bull wheels; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Worker stands next to a "bull mast". Though it was widely utilized from its inception around 1890 until 1910, it was quickly replaced by platforms powered by electricity.
    • Matthews carvers in mill

    • Employees--Stone carvers; Stone carving--Friezes; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • While certain stoneworkers engaged themselves in the backbreaking work--from hoisting and cutting to transport--normally associated with the limestone industry, others found work as cutters and carvers. This image depicts one such group working on...
    • Interview with Harold Hickman

    • Woolery Stone Company; Bloomington Limestone Company
    • Video interview with Mr. Harold E. Hickman, former employee of the Bloomington Limestone Corporation and former Secretary-Treasurer of the Woolery Stone Company in Monroe County, Indiana.
    • Quarried limestone blocks from Independent Limestone Company

    • Independent Limestone Company; Quarries and quarrying; Dimension stone
    • This shot depicts a large pile of recently quarried limestone blocks prepared on December 1, 1930 before being sent to the mill for processing. This particular grouping contains a range of different kinds of limestone including 20,000 cubic feet of...
    • Riders of the Dawn

    • Independent Limestone Company; Murrells Inlet (Sc.); Stone carving
    • This sculpture, called Riders of the Dawn was designed by A.A. Weinman and sculpted by Robert A. Baillie using limestone from the Independent Limestone Company and is one of more than 1,200 sculptures on display at the Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens...
    • West Rose window inside the National Cathedral

    • Independent Limestone Company; National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
    • This interior shot of the West Rose window inside the nave of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. was taken by Hal Carrie for a postcard published shortly after the completion of the cathedral in 1990.
    • Matthews Brothers drafting department

    • Employees--Drafters; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • This image depicts the Matthews Brothers Stone Company drafting department. Metal patterns were made out of zinc because there were more durable. Later on, plastic templates were used.
    • Letter to builders of the Washington National Cathedral

    • National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • This document, and those that follow, give a sense of the fanfare that accompanied the completion of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Although seating as limited, tickets were available to a predetermined number of quarry workers and...
    • Letters of thanks

    • National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • This document, and those that follow, give a sense of the fanfare that accompanied the completion of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Although seating as limited, tickets were available to a predetermined number of quarry workers and...
    • Stone column being turned on a lathe

    • Employees; Lathes; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The worker, pictured here with a pair of calipers used to measure the diameter of the stone, stands atop a lathe--a machine tool used to shape various objects, in this case a limestone column. As a tool which had been employed in various...
    • Interior of limestone mill

    • Dimension stone; Planing-machines; Employees; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The planer mill had metal (usually zinc) patterns with each ticket, which specified the size and measurements. You may be able to determine who is working here based on the way the workers are dressed. The man in the white shirt may be quality...
    • Matthews Company employee group photo

    • Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company--Centennial
    • The Matthews Stone Company made the December 26, 1962 front page of Ellettsville's leading newspaper, The Journal, in a company picture taken by Pietzuch Studio to commemorate the centennial of the company's founding. First row, left to right:...
    • Example of a derrick used to move large pieces of cut stone

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The derrick, a couple examples of which can be seen here, was among the most important technologies to emerge in the stone industry. Previously, cut stone required considerable numbers of men and animals to maneuver; with the advent of the derrick,...
    • Exterior view of steam-powered gangsaw mill

    • Steam power plants; Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The advent of steam registered an enormous impact on the stone industry as steam power was harnessed to existing technologies ranging from the derrick to the saw. By the time this image was taken (ca. 1880), steam had already made deep inroads into...

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