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Vermont Marble: 1910

Vermont Marble: 1910

September 1910. Boy running a hoist at Vermont Marble Company in Center Rutland. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.


Vermont Marble Company

I am sorry to report that Vermont Marble Company is not based in Center Rutland, Vermont. It is Proctor, Vermont. There are many marble quarries in Vermont. And I do believe that very little marble had been extracted from Center Rutland. The company has and always will be based in Proctor!

[We never said Vermont Marble was based in Center Rutland. But the company did have a quarry there. - Dave]

That belt?

Is that a leather belt around his waist? I'm thinking it's similar to those weight-lifting belts that the 'roid boys wear to support their lumbar section.

[That's his pants under the overalls. - Dave]

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