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    • Postcard of The Washington Cathedral

    • Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Limestone Industry--Marketing; Matthews Brothers Stone Company; National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
    • A view of the Washington Cathedral in Washington, DC from the South Side. The Bishop's Garden can be seen in the foreground.
    • Matthews Brothers magazine advertisement

    • Advertising--Building materials; Commercial buildings; Church buildings; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Advertisements like this one illustrating the way in which limestone was processed were common fare in local newspapers and magazines, alike. This page features a small photo of the Matthews Brothers plant and example building photos.
    • Angle grinder

    • Limestone mills; Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Angle grinders; Stone-cutting tools--Rip saws; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Although saws were often employed to make long vertical cuts into the stone, some, such as the one pictured here were enlisted as angle grinders to make smaller cuts into larger pieces of stone.
    • 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,...
    • Matthews & Sons advertisement, 1876

    • Advertising--Building materials; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An advertisement for the Ellettsville Steam Stone Works, John Matthews & Son, Ellettsville, IND., from the Bloomington Courier, March 30, 1876.
    • 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.
    • Matthews Company factory

    • Employees; Limestone mills; Railroads; Dimension stone; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An interior shot of the Matthews Stone Company factory. Notice the railroad cars in the foreground used to transport stone directly in and out of the factory floor.
    • Carved urn

    • Limestone mills; Employees--Stone carvers; Stone carving; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An ornately carved urn produced in the stone carving section of Matthews Brothers Stone Company.
    • Railroad tracks running through a mill

    • Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Employees; Railroads; Dimension stone; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • As this image demonstrates, the railway track often ran directly into the mill to ensure greater transport efficiency and cost effectiveness. The railways often transported the stone properly cutor in the process of being cutlocated on the left...
    • Worker with belt saw

    • Stone-cutting tools--Belt saws; Limestone mills; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • By 1973, modern belt or block saws like the one pictured here, originally designed by W. F. Myers Inc. and consisting of a belt of neoprene molded around airplane cable and fitted with highly resilient diamond teeth, had almost completely replaced...
    • 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...

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