Engine House, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

ID: SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-2831]

Creator: Bretz, George M. 1842-1895

Form/Genre: Glass negatives

Date: 1884

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-006, Box 005, Image No. MAH-2831

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Interior of engine house, showing the deep shaft hoisting engine, cable and drum. The most complete hoisting apparatus in the anthracite coal districts. Deep shaft colliery, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.


  • Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921
  • Brown, James Templeman
  • United States National Museum
  • a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology
  • World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)


  • Description from "Bulletin of the United States National Museum, No. 42: A Preliminary Descriptive Catalogue of the Systematic Collections in Economic Geology and Metallurgy in the United States National Museum," page 226.
  • Collected for curator of metallurgy and economic geology Frederic P. Dewey by assistant James Templeman Brown as part of Dewey's "Plan to illustrate the mineral resources of the United States, and their utilization, at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial of 1884-85, at New Orleans."

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-006, Box 005, Image No. MAH-2831

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520



Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Known Copyright


  • Mining
  • Coal-mining machinery
  • Mineral industries
  • Coal
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Mines and mineral resources


  • Pottsville (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Schuylkill County (Pa.)


Glass negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-2831]

Physical description

8 x 10;

Full Record

View Full Record