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Old Butterfly Factory, near Pawtucket, Rhode Island, circa 1907-1914

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Alternate title:Old Butterfly Factory, Lincoln, near Pawtucket, R.I.
Summary:The Old Butterfly Factory, near Pawtucket, Rhode Island, circa 1907-1914. Postcard number: 10980. The Old Butterfly Factory was a cotton mill that was constructed by Stephen Hopkins Smith in 1811. It is called the butterfly factory because a pair of stones that were laid together on one of the outer walls resembles a butterfly.
Provider:Robbins Brothers Co.
Printing place:Europe
German Empire
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Boston
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Rhode Island
Geographical subject – Settlement:Pawtucket
Topical subjects:Mills
Cotton industry
Historic buildings
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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