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Top 50 York County Factories in 1899 Archives

  Several times a year, the Chicago trade publication American Artisan and Hardware Record selected a Captain of Industry that was profiled in a feature they called Hall of Fame.  John C. Schmidt of York, Pennsylvania, was given the honor in the November 1st, 1919 issue of the publication.  This

In my count down of the 50 top factories in York County at the end of 19th Century, there are 12 cigar factories represented.  Celestino, Costello & Company is the eleventh cigar related manufacturer that I’ve written about thus far, in counting down the top 50.  This company has the

“Marquise” Shirt Waists are illustrated in a Hecht’s Department Store ad that appeared in the April 26, 1908, issue of the Washington Post.  At the time, Hecht’s was located at 513-515-517 Seventh Street, N.W. in Washington D.C.  The advertisement is for the “Sale of Famous “Marquise” Waists To-morrow.” “Marquise” Shirt

This illustration of the York Wall Paper Factory is from an 1899 Trade Publication.  It is a view looking southeast.  The streetcar in the lower left is running along Linden Avenue. To understand The Battle of the Wall Paper Competitors, one needs to look no further than the 1903 Atlas

“Wells Whips Wear Well” was the tongue-twister marketing slogan of the Wells Whip Company of Wellsville.  The circa 1905 photo of the Wells Whip Company Factory is from 1892-1992 Wellsville … Remembrances for Tomorrow, by Joan S. Clippinger. As noted within the 1937 aerial photo, the Whip Factory(s) were originally

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th