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Title:
Using Horsepower in the Drury Brickyard
Town:
Essex
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
1870 - 1890
Description:
The historic image shows the process of making bricks. There are numerous people in a muddy yard with large, rectangular wooden boxes full of sediment on the left. A horse is also participating in the work in the foreground of the image. There are long, low shacks are on the right side of the image. Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2004-12-21: Note: On left side of the image there is a woman wearing a beautiful dress & elaborate hat, a small child and a man apparently greeting them. N.B. the child is wearing a dress, but since the image seems to date from the middle 1800's, it could be a boy because in that period they wore dresses & did not have their hair cut until about the age of five. Hamilton Child's Gazetteer & Business Directory for Chittenden County c.1883 lists Jacob K. Drury & son as owners of the brickyard in Essex Junction. Another one of the family: Edwin I. Drury owned & operated the livery stable in Essex Junction. His advertisement in the Gazetteer is charming, with an engraving of a fine pair of horses & carriage & a mounted rider. In addition, the ad states he has careful drivers & pays particular attention to Funerals, Excursions, etc. And sells feeds & sewing machines.
Filename:
LS01406_000.jpg
Size:
2079 x 1206 pixels; 411159 bytes
Original Filename:
541BRICKYARD num 3.jpg
GPS Location:
44.49325 N latitude, 73.10086 W longitude
Keywords:
Animals; Boys; Brickmaking machinery; Buildings; Clay; Culture; Draft Horses; Earth Materials; Geology; Girls; Horses; Human Constructs; Living Things; Machinery; Men; Mud; Nature; Outbuildings; People; Sediments (Geology); Women; Business
Source:
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Submitted By:
Kara
Submitted On:
2004-01-22
Original Media:
Photograph
Relative Dating Rationale:
Clothing
Times viewed:
5288
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