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    • Interior of limestone mill

    • Dimension stone; Planing-machines; Employees; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The planer mill had metal (usually zinc) patterns with each ticket, which specified the size and measurements. You may be able to determine who is working here based on the way the workers are dressed. The man in the white shirt may be quality...
    • Example of a derrick used to move large pieces of cut stone

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The derrick, a couple examples of which can be seen here, was among the most important technologies to emerge in the stone industry. Previously, cut stone required considerable numbers of men and animals to maneuver; with the advent of the derrick,...
    • "Trimble"--Madison and Milton Landing

    • Ferryboat; Ferryboat landing; Madison, Indiana; "Trimble"; Ohio River; Rivers; Riverboats; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The inscription on the old picture reads, "Madison & Milton Ferry Landing--1908." The landing at Madison and the ferryboat, "Trimble" looked much like this during the winter of 1917 and 1918 when some of the worst weather of the century hit much...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jen [Jane Wylie] Wheeling, VA to Louisa Wylie

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Wylie, Jane Melheme (Jen) (1836 - 1865); Wylie Family -- Correspondence; Women -- Indiana -- Monroe County
    • Writes about news of the war and the forming of militias in Wheeling, Virginia. Explains what she would do if the Rebels were to ever approach her. Describes her new living arrangements.

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