Postcard showing two works in process of splitting and trimming roofing slates in Emerald, PA (near Slatington)
Rather typical slate quarry scene. This was part of a small booklet of photos, Souvenir of Slatington Penna. and Vicinity, sold by Jones Bros & Miller. These photos also appeared as regular postcards.
Interior view of the building in which slabs of slate were cut and polished to the desired dimensions.
This could be the Penn Lynn quarry, but I will have to do some more study of the image.
Blacksmith workers, most likely at a slate quarry.
Typical scene around a quarry with the cables used to hoist slate out of the quarry.
This was a pretty complex operation as evidenced by all the supporting buildings.
There are a couple of railroad boxcars in the photo, placed there for loading of roofing slates (most likely).
The town is to the left of this quarry scene.