Title: Group photograph of American Lava Corporation employees, 1909

Catalog Number: 2017.061.0001

Date (Years): 1908, 1909


Group photograph in front of American Lava Corporation, 1909. There is a man in a two-piece suit, white shirt, long tie, and very tall dark hat. He is standing next to a woman who is dressed in a long light colored skirt and long sleeve white shirt. To their right are four workmen. One is wearing dark pants and vest, white shirt with sleeves rolled up to his elbows, and a cap. The other three are wearing light colored dungarees or overalls, long sleeve shirts, and caps. Behind them is a large, industrial building with a sign “American Lava Co.” over the entrance door. There are vines growing up the side of the building, flower boxes at the windows, boxwoods along the side of the building, and a short cast iron fence to the left of the building. The image is mounted on a large piece of dark matboard.
There is an inscription on verso, “In doorway – Lina Reynolds, in front of the Lava Co. 1909” 3.00 B 1908

American Lava Corporation was founded in 1902. It was first located at Market Square, then moved to Williams Street in 1910.

Signs, “Positively no admittance” and “Amercian Lava Co. New York – Chicago”

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