Quarrying Exhibit :
Collection:
Quarrying Collection
Date:
c.a. 1900
Description:
The picture shows workers from the Amberg Granite Company in the large stone shed working on finishing large round columns. The company had contracts for the Chicago Post Office, the Capitol building in St. Paul, the Mausoleum in Chicago, and other building projects. Sixty-five stone cutters and fifteen drillers worked in the shed which was 410 feet long and 100 feet wide.
Notes:
Original copy in frame.
Catalog Number:
0009.30
Object Name:
Print, Photographic
Place:
Amberg Granite Company Stone Shed
Print Size:
8 x 10
Search Terms:
Amberg Granite Company
Amberg Stone Shed
American Granite Company
Subjects:
Stone cutting
Title:
Granite Cutters at Work
Kid Tales:
Large granite blocks were slowly shaped into columns by these workers using simple hand tools such as chisels, granite cutting tools, and bush hammers.
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