Maryland Iron Furnaces Photograph Collection, Ca. 1970, PP228

Finding Aid to the Maryland Iron Furnaces Photograph Collection, Ca. 1970, PP228

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society         

 

Collection summary

Title

Maryland Iron Furnaces Photograph Collection

Creator

Robbins, Michael Warren

Call number

PP228

Inclusive dates

ca. 1970

Bulk dates

ca. 1970

Extent

1 box, 36 photographs

Abstract

Contains almost forty images of iron furnaces.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. McGhee Harvey, December, 1977

Accession number

71140

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, June, 2014

 

Scope and Content

The Maryland Iron Furnaces Photograph Collection contains almost forty images of iron furnaces. Michael Warren Robbins photographed the remaining above-ground structures of the Antietam, Catoctin, Gunpowder River, Nassawango, and Principio furnaces. Robbins wrote several books on the iron industry in Maryland. A map of the various structures is also included in the collection.

The 8” x 10” photographs are divided into series based on content. 

Container List

Contents 

Dates 

Image ID # 

Box 

Series I: Maps

 

 

 

Maps

Ca. 1970

PP228.01

1

Series II: Antietam Furnace

 

 

 

Downstream face of dam

Ca. 1970

PP228.02

1

Detail of dam, looking south

Ca. 1970

PP228.03

1

Detail of dam, looking north

Ca. 1970

PP228.04

1

Stone-lined race, looking downstream from dam

Ca. 1970

PP228.05

1

Foundation wall, downstream from dam

Ca. 1970

PP228.06

1

Antietam village building, former post office and store

Ca. 1970

PP228.07

1

South wall of race (foreground) and lime kiln (background), looking south

Ca. 1970

PP228.08

1

Detail of lime kiln

Ca. 1970

PP228.09

1

Series III: Catoctin Furnace

 

 

 

Furnace stack, looking west

Ca. 1970

PP228.10

1

Furnace stack and foundation walls, looking northwest

Ca. 1970

PP228.11

1

Wall and machinery, looking west

Ca. 1970

PP228.12

1

Machinery foundation (foreground) and furnace stack (background), looking north

Ca. 1970

PP228.13

1

Detail, machinery foundation

Ca. 1970

PP228.14

1

Houses, Catoctin Furnace village

Ca. 1970

PP228.15

1

House, Catoctin Furnace village

Ca. 1970

PP228.16

1

Series IV: Gunpowder River

 

 

 

Furnace stack, looking southeast

Ca. 1970

PP228.17

1

Furnace stack, looking south

Ca. 1970

PP228.18

1

Detail, furnace stack

Ca. 1970

PP228.19

1

Bore holes at dam site, east of Interstate 95

Ca. 1970

PP228.20

1

Foundation walls at downstream end of race, looking west

Ca. 1970

PP228.21

1

Re-heating furnace, west of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge

Ca. 1970

PP228.22

1

Structure near dam site, west of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge

Ca. 1970

PP228.23

1

Series V: Nassawango Furnace

 

 

 

Furnace stack, looking southeast

Ca. 1970

PP228.24

1

Detail, hot air apparatus, looking southeast

Ca. 1970

PP228.25

1

Detail, hot air apparatus, looking east

Ca. 1970

PP228.26

1

Furnace casting hearth, looking west

Ca. 1970

PP228.27

1

Interior of furnace stack, looking up

Ca. 1970

PP228.28

1

Race, looking from south from Old Furnace Road

Ca. 1970

PP228.29

1

Series VI: Principio Furnace

 

 

 

Furnace stack, with blowing engine (foreground)

Ca. 1970

PP228.30

1

Hot air oven, east of furnace stack

Ca. 1970

PP228.31

1

Dam, north of Maryland Route 7

Ca. 1970

PP228.32

1

Water turbine with transmission gears, west of furnace stack

Ca. 1970

PP228.33

1

Detail, crankshaft of blowing engine

Ca. 1970

PP228.34

1

Detail, blowing engine

Ca. 1970

PP228.35

1

Auxiliary buildings

Ca. 1970

PP228.36

1