Item no. 30118
New York
Occupation: Building and construction trades
Collection: Other

Members of the General Society meet in their library, circa 1878

The Library Committee of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen in 1878 included these master craftsmen. The society was founded in 1785 by the master craftsmen of the city.

See more images of the forgotten skills and craftsmen that built our urban landcape in the exhibit Landscape of Lost Arts.


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