|Recent photograph of former Main Belting Company building by Adrienne Langer|
The Print and Photograph Department was recently visited by artist Adrienne Langer, who was looking for information about the Main Belting Company factory located at 1217-37 Carpenter Street in South Philadelphia. Langer has studio space in the building, which has been renovated to house offices and artists’ studios. She was hoping to locate historical images of the structure to use as a reference when she creates a “house,” or in this case “factory,” portrait of the building’s exterior.
|Main Belting Company. Philadelphia, Pa., The Book of its Bourse & Co-operating Public Bodies (Philadelphia, 1898).|
|Jackson-Cross Company, Rear of 1217-41 Carpenter St. on Montrose St., ca. 1940.|
|Rear photograph of former Main Belting Company building by Adrienne Langer|
Print Department Assistant & Digital Collections Manager