Jun 13, 2024 - Sale 2672

Sale 2672 - Lot 211

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL ADVERTISING.) Alfred Dolge. Two nineteenth-century printed views. Vp, vd

Additional Details

A.H. Schimpf; and A.C. Reuter. Alfred Dolge, Manufacturer of Piano Felt and Lumber. Large wood engraved view of the saw mills and factories of Alfred Dolge. 16¾x23¼ inches sheet size, ample margins; small repairs. New York, circa 1890.

Burleigh Lithographic Establishment. Dolgeville, N.Y. Tinted lithographed panoramic view of Dolgeville, centered on Dolge's piano component factories. 19x28 inches sheet size, wide margins; small closed edge tears and minor soiling. Troy, NY, 1890. Reps 2501.

With: An invoicing letter dated 1899 on engraved Alfred Dolge & Son stationary.

Alfred Dolge [1848-1922] was a major industrialist, inventor, author, and pioneer of influential progressive social welfare programs for his workers. He came to the US in 1868, having worked in German piano factories, and located his own piano business in upstate New York. He became a major supplier of felt and piano boards to the trade - also made pianos - creating a large enterprise that led to the town he had largely created being re-named Dolgeville in 1887.