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  • Subject is exactly "Factories"

"Burnt Mills" and view on Media Park

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-01433G.jpg
Date: 1880 (circa)
Back of card reads: "Thirty minutes by R.R. from Philadelphia. Media and Vicinity. Photographed by Samuel McMullin, Landscape Photographer, No. 1128 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia. Taken by request of James R. Cummins, Residence, Media, Penna." …

017. Stream and factory with smokestack

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18213.jpg
Date: 1950-1955
Slide marked "Duplicate." No identification.

034. Stream in channel with Baldwin Locomotive Works in background.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18218.jpg
Location: Eddystone (Pa.)
Date: 1950-1955
Slide marked "Duplicate." Identified from Google Maps. Stream is either Crum Creek or a raceway leading to factory from this creek. Exact location uncertain.

039. Tall dam on creek with two factory buildings below.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18219.jpg
Date: 1950-1955
Slide marked "Duplicate." No identification.

046. Mouth of creek near large river, with factory on right and bridge in distance

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18221.jpg
Date: 1950-1955
Slide marked "Duplicate." No identification. Possibly the mouth of Crum Creek or Ridley Creek at the Delaware River.

056. Stream with factories, stores, and bridge

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18224.jpg
Date: 1950-1955
Slide marked "Duplicate." No identification. Possibly Chester Creek in Chester, or Darby Creek in Darby.

551. Industry. Darby.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18129.jpg
Location: Darby (Pa.)
Date: 1955-08
According to newspaper research, Saha Manufacturing Co. was located on Springfield Road near MacDade Boulevard., or MacDade and Chestnut Street. Exact location is uncertain..

572. Highway. Industrial Highway, Eddystone.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18138.jpg
Location: Eddystone (Pa.)
Date: 1955-08
Exact location uncertain; somewhere along PA-291.

583. Parking. Bethel Court Redevelopment, 3rd and Market, Chester

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18142.jpg
Location: Chester (Pa.)
Date: 1955-08
Scott Paper is in the background; the water tower resembles a roll of "Soft Weve" toilet tissue. Market Street is now Avenue of the States. Third street no longer intersects this street. Location uncertain.

646. Industry. Curtis Publishing Co., Sharon Hill

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18158.jpg
Date: 1955 (circa)
This building now (2020) in an enlarged industrial park, houses the Delaware County Community College - Southeast Center.

741. Industry. Newtown Square

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18163.jpg
Date: 1956 (circa)
Location uncertain.

Aerial view Glenolden, Pa. and vicinity

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18044.jpg
Location: Glenolden (Pa.)
Date: 1935-1945
View shows Mulford Biological Laboratories (part of Sharp & Dome ) near the intersection of Chester Pike and South Avenue.

Aerial view of Glenolden, Pa.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18019.jpg
Location: Glenolden (Pa.)
Date: 1935-1945
intersection of Chester Pike and South Avenue and what is now SEPTA/Amtrak railroad line, Glenolden, showing campus of Mulford Biological Laboratories (part of Sharp and Dome).

Chester Sugar Refining

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-5244.jpg
Date: 1895-1900
Sign on building: “For sale, wharves and buildings. Apply to Samuel Lyons, Market Square.” Avenue of the States was formerly called Market St.

Collapse of covered bridge carrying Baltimore Pike over Crum Creek at Victoria Plush Mills

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-10001.jpg
Date: 1913-04
The Plush Mill Bridge collapsed April 20, 1913, when an 18-ton steamroller was crossing and crashed through the floor. See Chester Times, April 21, 1913 and a March 13, 1914 article about the lawsuit that ensued. Frank Lees caption: "Trolley…

DC2. Debris and culm filled area, Darby Creek

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-18181.jpg
Date: 1950-1955
Slide marked 'Duplicate;" unsure of orientation. Image may be flipped. Exact location uncertain.

Dorsey’s Mill, Peach Bottom, Pa.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8223-1.jpg
Date: 1902 (circa)
Water-powered mill with water wheel. Cow in foreground drinking from stream.

Dorsey’s Mill, Peach Bottom, Pa.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8223-2.jpg
Date: 1902 (circa)
Water-powered mill with water wheel. Cow in foreground drinking from stream.

Eddystone Trolley Case

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8132-5.jpg
Date: 1900-1909
Shows church at 9th and Sayville in Eddystone, with trolley No.16 of the Chester Traction Co. This was likely taken by Appleton in support of a legal case regarding a trolley accident. A large factory is in the background.

Lansdowne accident. Looking east along railroad tracks from west of Schappet Terrace where man was found

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8329-39.jpg
Date: 1905-02-07
Appleton probably took these photos in support of a legal case regarding a railroad accident at this location. Negative broken in 3 pieces. Houses in foreground are on Schappet Terrace; factory in background to left of tracks is on Union Ave.

Lansdowne accident. Near view looking east on railroad tracks

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8329-75.jpg
Date: 1905 (circa)
Appleton probably took these photos in support of a legal case regarding a railroad accident at this location. Schappet Terrace is in foreground; factory and rowhouses in background to left of tracks are on Union Ave., which has a grade crossing with…

Lansdowne accident. Railroad grade crossing east of station.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8329-13.jpg
Date: 1905-02-07
Appleton probably took these photos in support of a legal case regarding a railroad accident at this location. Man is standing next to factory at grade crossing on Union Ave.

Palmer’s Dam and Mill on Crum Creek

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Lees/P-08009A.jpg
Date: 1900 (circa)
Frank Lees caption: "This is Palmer's Mill, alongside Palmers Dam on the Crum Creek. Looking carefully you can see a fisherman sitting on the bank. Also you can see the spillway for the race which ran the huge water wheels in the mill. This mill was…