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Catalog Number 1993-054-0084
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Oldest Picture of Nelson Plant
This is a copy of the oldest known picture of the plant of N.O. Nelson Co., made during the summer of 1895, about five years after the industry located in Edwardsville. A line near the center of the view shows that the photographer used two photographic plates to make the view and joined them togerher. The six brick buildings are shown. The second from the left was expanded in later years to bring the front wall to a line with the one on the left and it became the office.
Date 1895
Title Oldest Picture of Nelson Plant
Collection E. I. Photo Collection
Place Edwardsville/Madison County/Illinois