Compliments of Jay B. Reynolds, Orange, Mass., May 1st, 1891 [Souvenir View Book of Orange, Massachusetts]. MASSACHUSETTS.
Compliments of Jay B. Reynolds, Orange, Mass., May 1st, 1891 [Souvenir View Book of Orange, Massachusetts]
Compliments of Jay B. Reynolds, Orange, Mass., May 1st, 1891 [Souvenir View Book of Orange, Massachusetts]

Compliments of Jay B. Reynolds, Orange, Mass., May 1st, 1891 [Souvenir View Book of Orange, Massachusetts]

Gardner, MA: Art Publishing Company, 1891.

Cover titled simply "Souvenir." 5.25 x 7 inches, bound in paper wrappers patterned to simulate leather, tied with a shoelace, and with an illustration of a shoe on the front wrapper.

Unpaginated. 23 leaves, including text and 16 leaves of plates. Light general handling wear; very good. A combination of souvenir view book and business promotional for Orange, Massachusetts, this booklet includes the typical images of public buildings and institutions and text giving local history and touting the quality of schools, churches, library etc. It also highlights six of the town's major employers: the New Home Sewing Machine Company, Rodney Hunt Machine Company, Chase Turbine Manufacturing Company, Orange Furniture Company, Leavitt Machine Company, and Jay B. Reynolds Shoe Factory. Each of these receives a full page of text followed by one or two plates showing the Company's bustling grounds and its officers. Reynolds offers an enthusiastic endorsement of the character and products of his fellow manufacturers and explains that his own shoe-making factory "was built by the citizens of Orange" for him after his "business at Brockton had been ruined by the unreasonable demands of the Knights of Labor." Here in business-friendly Orange, he received free rent for five years, and exemption from taxation for ten.

Item #19965

Price: $125.00

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