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    • Worker turning a bull mast

    • Bull wheels; Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Prior to steam, most quarries relied on manually powered devices, similar to the one pictured here. When attached to derricks, these wheels, commonly referred to as "bull masts," rotate 360 degrees, thus allowing workers to raise stone slabs from...
    • 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.
    • Early covered employee parking

    • Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In addition to the quarry and various buildings associated with the company product, the company grounds also featured covered parking for employees
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Rock Quarry Road, Posey County, IN

    • Historiography; Historic Buildings; New Harmony (Ind.); Evansville (Ind.); History; 19th century; 20th century; Architectural photography; Historic sites; Historic buildings; Historic districts; New Harmony (Ind.); Social life and customs;...
    • Rock Quarry Road, Posey County, IN
    • Independent Limestone Company quarry with derricks

    • Independent Limestone Company; Quarries and quarrying; Derricks; Boring machinery--Channelers
    • This image is a quarry level view of the Independent Limestone Company. Notice the large derricks in the background used to transport large slabs of limestone produced by the several channelers at the center of the image.
    • Railway line through Independent Limestone Company

    • Independent Limestone Company; Railroads; Quarries and quarrying; Dimension stone
    • A view of a railway line running right through the quarry. Quarry developers were ever mindful of location when selecting a site--while they could utilize existing state and federal tracks, they were responsible for financing the construction of...
    • Limestone slabs

    • Limestone mills; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Pictured here are slabs of limestone recently arrived from the quarry. Notice the several gang saws in the background used to cut larger pieces into more manageable ones.
    • Erie Stone Company

    • Limestone quarrying; Abandoned buildings; Trucks
    • The Erie Stone company was organized February 27, 1906 with offices at Vert, Ohio, and operations were started one and one-half miles east of the Huntington county courthouse on the Anthony A. Weber farm. In 1912 the offices were moved to Toledo,...
    • Man-made lake on Matthews Company grounds

    • Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In addition to the quarry and various buildings associated with the company product, the company grounds also featured a manmade lake, used both as a water source for business-related tasks and, as evidenced by the swimmers, for recreation.
    • Matthews Company centennial celebration, 1962

    • Matthews Brothers Stone Company--Centennial
    • In 1962, The Matthews Company celebrated the centennial of their founding one hundred years earlier. While many of the Matthews descendants attended the event, invitations were extended to several other interested parties to participate in the...

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