Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts
Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts
Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts
Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts
Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts
Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts

Collection of 22 Factory Photographs of Cotton Gins Manufactured by the Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgeport, Massachusetts

Good. Twenty-two black and white photographs measuring ca. 7 x 9.25 inches, each with a hole punched at one corner and varying degrees of soiling. Each shows a different model or view of a Carver Cotton Gin. The Carver Cotton Gin Company had its origins in 1806, when Massachusetts native Eleazer Carver traveled to Natchez, Mississippi to meet with a plantation owner and agreed to construct a cotton gin for him. Not long afterward, he opened a cotton gin factory in Natchez, but ultimately he moved the operation back north after finding the culture of the South not conducive to employee productivity. Carver made a number of improvements to existing designs and received patents for his inventions. His son, Joseph, succeeded him, and the company was still in business as late as the 1940s.

Item #21397

Price: $200.00

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