12 carte de visites of a carriage line of H.C. & H.W. Stevens Co. of Merrimac, Mass
12 carte de visites of a carriage line of H.C. & H.W. Stevens Co. of Merrimac, Mass

12 carte de visites of a carriage line of H.C. & H.W. Stevens Co. of Merrimac, Mass.

Merrimac, Mass: H.C. & H.W. Stevens Co, 1880s.

mounted on cards. 3-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches (Image). Fine. Item #257893

The Massachusetts Gazetteer of 1890 said of the town: "Merrimac is a thrifty and attractive manufacturing town situated on the north bank of the Merrimack River. The principle business is carriage making, in the different departments of which, in numerous shops, some 500 men are engaged."
The mid 1800s marked the peak of Merrimac's carriage-making, and by 1888, there were nineteen carriage-making shops as well as other companies related to the carriage-making industry. Between 1881 and 1889, Merrimac's carriage factories were making 1,500 quality carriages per year. Companies such as J.B. Judkins and Company, Loud Brothers, and H.G. & H.W. Stevens Carriage Works were just a few of those bringing prosperity and fame to this small town.

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