Contributed by Monson Historical Society
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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.
About This Item
- Title: Slate Quarry workers posing for group photo, Monson, ca. 1890
- Creation Date: circa 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Location: Monson, Piscataquis County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 20.0 cm
- Local Code: MHS-110-004
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- People associated with manual labor
- Slate quarrying--Maine--Monson
- Group portraits
For more information about this item, contact:Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
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