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.
- 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.