Standard Chemical Company Photo Album (ca. 1915-1920)

This album contains a collection of photographs relating to the operations of the Standard Chemical Company.  It probably dates from 1915 to 1920.

The sequence of the photographs in the album is more or less as follows: the Paradox Valley in Colorado where the company mined its ore; the ore being taken to Placerville for shipment to Pennsylvania; the reduction mill in Canonsburg PA; and the company offices in Pittsburgh, PA.

Click on a photo for a larger view, and in some cases additional information. As might be expected, the album is slightly contaminated with radium. You don't have to worry about that though.
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Paradox Valley

Paradox Valley

Paradox Valley

General Headquarters

General Headquarters

Joseph Flannery

Joseph Flannery

Joseph Flannery

Thunderbolt Mine

Transporting Ore

Mining Camp

Mining Camp

Mining Camp

Mining Camp, Scales

Burro Train

Burro Train

Transporting Ore

Ore Loading Station

Cattle Herd

Placerville Stage

Placerville Hotel

Placerville Railroad Station

Ore Stacked for Shipment

Ore Stacked for Shipment

Ore Awaiting Shipment

Ore Awaiting Shipment

Reduction Mill

Reduction Mill

Reduction Mill

Reduction Mill Office

Reduction Mill Laboratory

Ore Pile at Reduction Mill

View of Corridor

View of Corridor

President's Office

Treasurer's Office

General Laboratory

General Laboratory

Laboratory

Concentrating Department

Balance Room

Vault

Radium Salts

Lead Box for Radium

Shipment Package

Radium Emanator

Radium Emanator

Emanatorium

Emanatorium

Potatoes

Flowers

Donated by Rutgers University courtesy of Patrick McDermott

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Last updated: 05/10/11
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