A historically important and comprehensive photographic portfolio produced in 1916 by A. W. Plummer Photo News Service of Wallaston Mass., promoting the granite industry in Quincy Adams, Mass. Presented in a ring-bound album featuring 26 large format 9.5 x 7.5 in. images. Each image is professionally mounted to a single sided 12 x 9.5 in. canvas backed page; each with captions on the back referring to process where applicable, company featured, persons in the photo, and locations.
Photos include two images of a Titanic Memorial being created in February of 1916. One of these images features the sculptor John Horrigan working on the memorial and is captioned as such. Other images include Steam Drilling at Hitchcock Quarry; Engine used for hoisting granite by the Granite Railway Co.; air drilling at the Swingle Yard; sawing granite at the Milne & Hectre Co.; polishing at the Lincoln Polishing Co.; roughing columns at the Quincy Column Turning Co.; Milne & Chalmers Monumental Yard; Souden & Morrison stone sheds; Birnie & Diack Monumental yard; A.M. Deane & Co. Stone Sheds; Hughes & Johnson Monumentl yard; Loading granite at the A.M. Deane & Co.; Peter Zoia & Co.; John Maravigli & Co.; John R. Richards Monumental yard; Mc Grath Bros. Monumental yard; Teaming granite; West Quincy Railroad Station; and various other processes. An incredible pictorial portfolio of the extensive granite industry in Quincy, Mass.