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Into the Storm: Hopewell 1861
June 2-4, 2017

Hopewell Furnace National Park web site

Hopewell and Local History

  • Hopewell Village: A Social and Economic History of an Iron-Making Community by Joseph E. Walker, University of Pennsylvania Press; 2nd edition (1967)
    This is the main historical background resource for Hopewell and provides a thorough timeline and information on daily life in the village.
    Available via Amazon.com.

Iron Industry

  • Images of Iron Workers
    The Lyon, Shorb & Company online collection contains seventy-two cartes de viste— mass-produced portraits on cardboard backings—of company iron workers posed in stances from 1860 through 1867. The images show male workers dressed in both work and formal attire; these types of photographs were seldom taken during the period. Lyon, Shorb & Company was also known as the Sligo Iron Works of Pittsburgh.