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Charles Blake at the Philadelphia Office at Albert Thompson's Desk, Philadelphia, Pa.

IDNO:
050595
Title:
Charles Blake at the Philadelphia Office at Albert Thompson's Desk, Philadelphia, Pa.
Date:
ca. 1880-1930
Description:
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community. Albert Thompson of Philadelphia bought the J.L. Rumbarger Lumber Company of Tucker County in the late nineteenth century. He later built his business, the Thompson Lumber Company, which later became the Blackwater Boom and Lumber Company. A caption on the back of the image reads: "Chas Blake [Charles], Phila. office, A. Thompson's desk."
Topical Subjects:
Counties--Tucker., Logging--West Virginia--Tucker County., Lumber--West Virginia--Tucker County.
Family Names:
Thompson family.
Geographic:
Canaan Valley (W. Va.), Davis (W. Va.)
Collection:
4151
Medium:
print


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