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    • 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...
    • 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,...

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