Kettle used to make salt

Title

Kettle used to make salt

Subject

Salt industry and trade; Kettles

Description

Photograph of a sixty gallon kettle used by Conrad Will to make salt on the Big Muddy River. It was transported from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, around 1815. Posing with the kettle is Will's grandson, Edward Worthen.

Creator

Smith, George Washington, 1855-1945

Source

The photograph appears on page 482 of A History of Southern Illinois: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People, and its Principal Interests, by George Washington Smith, 1912.

Date

1912

Rights

Public domain.

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

600 x 552 pixels

Files

1912kettle_grayscale.jpg

Citation

Smith, George Washington, 1855-1945, “Kettle used to make salt,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed December 2, 2022, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/820.

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