Rolla, Missouri: Circa 1890. Unbound. The cabinet card measures 6.5” x 4.25”; the photograph 5.5” x 4”. The front of the card is stamped “Stephens Superior Finish Rolla Missouri”. The card shows ten workers on the steps in front of the entrance to their smelter. One of the men is wearing a white shirt and vest. The others are all wearing aprons. Eight of the aprons are striped; one man is wearing a dark apron that appears to be thicker. Two of the men are holding silver pieces. Shop equipment displayed in front of the group includes a bellows, what might be a small crucible, and very hard-to-see retorts, one containing liquid. Very good. Item #008865
The card and photograph are in nice shape; the photo is a little over-exposed in the center which makes the retorts and some of the men a little difficult to see. The reverse of the card is blank.