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Large Group of Amateur Stereoviews Depicting Louisiana and the American Sugar Refinery Corporation, 1906-1907

Lot of 69 amateur views on regular-sized gray mounts, many with inked identification verso and recto. Approx. one third of the views depict a construction site for a large sugar mill belonging to the American Sugar Refining Corporation -- likely in Chalmette, LA. Others include scenes in New Orleans and outlying areas. Several depict the same group of three men seated around a table or lounging on the aft deck of the yacht "Radha."  

The American Sugar Refining Corporation (ASR) had its roots in the late 1880s as the Sugar Refineries Company or the Sugar Trust. After the passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the Trust was reorganized as the ASR, and by 1907 controlled 98% of the sugar processing capacity in the United States. This group of views seems related to the construction of the ASR refinery in Chalmette, LA, which opened in 1909.  It is possible that the views were taken by one of the construction engineers or supervisors.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Condition:

Excellent.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$938
11/19/2020

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