Item #1967 [DONBASS] Vidy toretskogo zavoda v Druzhkovke, Ekaterinoslavskoy gubernii [i.e. The views of the Toretsk factory in Druzhkovka, Ekaterinoslav region]
[DONBASS] Vidy toretskogo zavoda v Druzhkovke, Ekaterinoslavskoy gubernii [i.e. The views of the Toretsk factory in Druzhkovka, Ekaterinoslav region]
[DONBASS] Vidy toretskogo zavoda v Druzhkovke, Ekaterinoslavskoy gubernii [i.e. The views of the Toretsk factory in Druzhkovka, Ekaterinoslav region]

[DONBASS] Vidy toretskogo zavoda v Druzhkovke, Ekaterinoslavskoy gubernii [i.e. The views of the Toretsk factory in Druzhkovka, Ekaterinoslav region]

Item #1967

Album with Thirty One Early Original Albumen Photographs. [1900s]. 23,5x17,5 cm. Album has half-faded gilt lettering on the front cover and red edges. Captions under the photos in French. In very good condition.

The album is depicturing the work of the newly built Toretsk Steel and Mechanical Plant in the town of Druzhkovka (Donbass region of Ukraine), likely complied by one of the Belgian engineers, that were commissioned to build and then organize the work on the factory, that was found in 1898. The plant manufactured equipment for railways: turnouts, springs, leaf springs, etc. In album we can see it at full capacity. Also included are the images of the town itself, the town dwellers and the images of the engineer himself.

Toretsk Steel and Mechanical Plant was one of the first factories in the region, it long preceded the Soviet industrialization efforts in Donbass. The album is an important evidence of the peaceful life of Druzhkovka before WWI – after the October revolution of 1917, the factories in the area were looted and half-destroyed. In early Soviet years a new conglomerate factory was created: Druzhkovsk Machine-Building Plant and the Toretsk Steel and Mechanical Plant, the Toretsky Steel and Mechanical Plant. It became
one of the important industry actors of the region.

Price: $1,250.00

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