[Garsed & Brother Wingohocking Mills billhead] [graphic].

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
[Garsed & Brother Wingohocking Mills billhead] [graphic].

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00010
Title: [Garsed & Brother Wingohocking Mills billhead] [graphic].
Media Type: Lithographs
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Billhead for R. Garsed & Brother containing a view of the firm's textile mills built 1853 on the northwest corner of Ashland Street along Frankford Creek in Frankford. The mills include a small office building adjacent to a long single-story building with three portico entrances, a smokestack, and cupola adorned with a weather vane. The main building housed the spinning, carding, warping, and spreading rooms. Women stand in two of the portico entries, individuals walk on the grounds, and a "Wingohocking" horse-drawn wagon travels past the mill. In the foreground, by the creek, a horse and colt stand near a canoe marked "Wingohocking Mills" moored at the bank. Across from the animals, a Native American stands with his canoe moored behind him. Richard Garsed was a pioneer in the improvement of cotton mill machinery, including the increased efficiency of power looms, during the 1840s and 1850s.


Frankford Creek (Philadelphia, Pa.)


Free Library of Philadelphia: Castner 26:12a


Printed on recto: Frankford, Pa. Invoice of Goods consigned to ______ for Sale on account of R. Garsed & Brother. Marks & Nos. Pieces. Description Yards. Total Yards. Price pr. Yard $____ Cts.


See Castner 26: 17 (pdcc03846) for watercolor study for print titled "At Frankford, Phila, Pa." Signed A. Kollner drawn 1855"

View includes, in the foreground, a Frankford paddleboat on the creek and horses at the creek bank. Also shows horses frolicking in front of the mills in the background.

Date "30 Nov 1853" near man standing on boat. 

Creation Year: ca. 1855
Creator Name: Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906 - Lithographer
Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906 - Publisher