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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...
    • 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...
    • Shop Notes 1927

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1924

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1926

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1920

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1923

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1919

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1925

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1917

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1922

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Decar, Louis (Louie)

    • People
    • Louis Decar was born June 30, 1923 in his beloved Madison. His father, also Louis, was the chief florist at the Madison State Hospital until his death in 1924. His mother, Helen, who instilled in him a deep love and respect for his hometown, raised...
    • Decar, Louis (Louie)-view 2

    • People
    • Louis Decar was born June 30, 1923 in his beloved Madison. His father, also Louis, was the chief florist at the Madison State Hospital until his death in 1924. His mother, Helen, who instilled in him a deep love and respect for his hometown, raised...
    • 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...
    • The Bricktops at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Publicity photographs; Big bands;
    • Female band leaders were not common in the first quarter of the 1900s, but Bobbie Grice and her Brick Tops had a big following nation-wide. A big part of that was her band's musical talent and another part was, of course, the unique fact that they...
    • Speedometer 1926 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Speed Way (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Louisville...
    • The Speedometer was a monthly or sometimes bi-weekly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human interest stories. The Speedometer began publication...

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