: Photograph showing an automobile driven by an unidentified man and transporting explosives. The automobile itself carries several labels that read: "GOLD MEDAL DYNAMITE.," "AUSTIN POWDER CO. ILLINOIS POWDER M'F'G. CO. 1548 PIERCE B'L'D'G. ST. LOUIS." and "EXPLOSIVES, DANGEROUS." The handwriting located at the bottom-left corner of the photograph reads: "White & Tan."
The Austin Powder company was founded during the westward migration. The industry produced black power, which was utilized to break rocks for mining purposes, and to construct canals. The company remains today the second-oldest manufacturing industry in Ohio.
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: SC1261_007 Subjects
: Cars; Trucks; Transportation; Automobile equipment & supplies; Manufacturing industries--Ohio Places
: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)