Slate Quarry workers posing for group photo, Monson, ca. 1890

Contributed by Monson Historical Society

Slate Quarry workers posing for group photo, Monson, ca. 1890

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Description

A group of slate quarry workers having an annual group photo taken sometime around 1890. Note the railroad tracks in the foreground of the picture, which was used to transport the slate to the mill from the quarry.

The man on far left and the fourth man from the left in the front row are slate splitters. Slate splitting was considered specialty work that only a few could accomplish.

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About This Item

  • Title: Slate Quarry workers posing for group photo, Monson, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Monson
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 20.0 cm
  • Local Code: MHS-110-004
  • Object Type: Image

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Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
(207) 876-3073

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