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American Smelting and Refining Company
[Giant Archive of Photographs, Stocks, Ephemera, and Manuscripts Documenting the Operations of the American Smelting and Refining Company Throughout North and South America]
[Various locations including Baltimore, Texas, Arizona, Mexico, and Peru, 1980. Overall, very good.. Approximately 5,000 photographs, of which perhaps a third are duplicative. Mostly loose black and white photographs, many 8 x 10 inches or larger. Additionally, thousands of stock certificates for ASARCO companies, several official typescript works and documents, and a handful of ephemera and other manuscript materials. Altogether, approximately 7.5 linear feet. Condition generally strong, with images clean and sharp, though some chipping and wear to scrapbooks and earlier photos. Massive photographic archive documenting mining activities of the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO). Originally organized in 1899, ASARCO consolidated numerous mining and smelting operations at its inception and added to its operations over time. It is still in business today, though the company was acquired by Grupo Mexico in 1999 and declared bankruptcy in 2005. Today it operates only two smelters in the United States and is responsible for over twenty superfund sites. The images present here show operations at numerous plants across both North and South America. These include Baltimore and Tacoma; various locations in Texas, Arizona, California, and New Mexico; smelters in Idaho, Colorado, and Montana; plants in Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri and several other eastern locations; and numerous mines in Peru and Mexico. Images generally depict the exterior and surrounding areas near the smelter and mine, as well as workers preparing ore and various metal products. Often these c … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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