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Catalog Number 2002.537.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photograph from the Boston Mat Leather Company, Peabody, Massachusetts, 1918.

In ball point pen is noted Beam House. What appears to be a posed photo shows three men at work with a fourth in the far background. To the viewer's left are several large wooden containers with metal hoops. Behind them is a large trough in which a liquid is being sprayed.

The man on the right stands on a large step stool wearing a hat, shirt, pants and boots almost up to his knees. He holds onto a piece of what appears to be a large drum to balance himself.

Behind him is another man standing behind a large wooden wheelbarrow with his hands on his hips. He also wears a hat and has a moustache. He wears what appears to be a leather apron.

Further back is another man with a large bushy moustache. He stands behind a wagon with hides on it and wears a leather apron as well.

Further back is a worker that is impossible to distinguish.

Hoses run across the floor which is dirty and has pieces of hides on it. Pipes and gears run across the ceiling.
Date 1918
Photographer Unknown
Title Beam House at the Boston Mat Leather Company, 1918
Place Peabody, Massachusetts - Boston Mat Leather Company
Copyright All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Local History Resource Center
Subjects Tanneries