Advertisement showing the busy factory complex on Second Street road above the Reading Railroad, i.e., 135 North Third Street above Race Street. Signage reading "Franklin-ville, Oil Cloth Works" adorns the roof of the main factory building around which several workers labor. Laborers stretch cloth on long flat racks and on the side of the main building in which other men move a roll of carpet into a hatch. In the courtyard, laborers load materials into a wagon, and transport materials by hand-cart and horse-drawn dray. Other factory workers pull a long sheet of cloth along the side of a smaller factory building. At the rear of that workshop, men work in and approach a shed. Crates and large packages rest near the pulling racks and are piled in front of the main building. Countryside frames the scene. The firm of Potter & Carmichael moved their warehouse to 135 North Third Street from 568 North Third Street (above Poplar Street) circa 1848. The partnership was dissolved in 1853., Date from Poulson inscription on recto: April 1849. The above factory is situated on the Second St. road above the Reading Railroad., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 618, Wainwright retrospective conversion project, edited.
Rease, W. H., artist
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