Skip to main content

Add or remove other collections to your search:



Narrow your search by:



You've searched: All Collections

  • All fields: 2001*
(221 results)



Display: 20

    • Krannert Graduate School

    • School buildings; West Lafayette (Ind.); Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • This is an image of the Krannert Graduate School at Purdue University. Walter Scholer and Associates, architect.
    • Quarry workers taking a break

    • Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Lone star drill; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this scene, workers can be seen taking a break from stonework. Most can be seen holding lone star drills, commonly used at a time when the more effective channeling machines were only gradually making their way into the industry. Pictured in the...
    • 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:...
    • Bull wheel

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this image, worker Joe Berry operates a Bull Wheel, a platform atop which derricks rested that could be rotated 360 degrees, allowing for derricks to transport stone in different parts of the quarry. "Return to Fred Barrett" written on back.
    • 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...
    • Matthews Company property

    • Railroads; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Matthews would add several additional buildings devoted to specific aspects of the industry, including the office pictured here. The drafting and office building can be seen on the left, with...
    • 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...
    • Rotary milling machine

    • Milling machinery; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • By the late nineteenth-century technological advances greatly reduced the time and effort formerly required to work the stone. In this image a man operates a rotary milling machine by hand, used for drilling holes in large slabs of stone. The...
    • Exterior view of a limestone mill

    • Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An exterior shot of the factory, probably dating from the late 19th century. The block is painted with the number that corresponds to the drafting ticket for the mill.
    • Man operating a planer

    • Employees; Planing-machines; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Like the milling machine, planers--which had long been employed in metal and woodworking--gradually came to occupy a central place in the stoneworker's tool kit. In this example, a stoneworker draws the machine across the stone by means of a...
    • Quarry workers

    • Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Although women occasionally found employment in the front office as secretaries, bookkeepers and the like, the stone working was a profession overwhelmingly dominated by white males, a fact aptly demonstrated in this photograph. William Matthews,...

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
 

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK