30th Annual Wright Stuff Film Fest

Lukens Steel

Lukens Steel Co., Coatesville, Pa. Card postmarked August 1947.


30th Annual Wright Stuff Film Fest
presented by
Martha Capwell Fox, Archives & Museum Coordinator, National Canal Museum, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton, PA 

Martha Capwell Fox is in charge of maintaining the Museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts, books, films and videos, and historic documents which preserve the history of anthracite mining and the canals which carried the coal to market as well as the industries which sprang up as a result. She creats and installs exhibits for the Museum’s changing exhibit gallery. In addition, Martha works as a docent and interpreter in the Museum, the Locktender’s House and aboard the Josiah White II, the only mule-drawn canal boat ride in Pennsylvania and does many presentations for historical societies and education programs.

This presentation will include a 1950 Lukens Steel view of The World’s Largest Plate Mill, a showing of Rolling on Rail from Steelton, a short Bethlehem Steel showing, a 1995 viewing from US Steel’s Fairless Mill, a National History Day finalist Jigs Do the Work Much Better about the impact of mechanization on the anthracite breaker boys and a very short showing on the Wanamie Mine steam engine.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 5:30 Refreshments 6:15 Program
Cost: $10 per person if pre-registered     $15 for walk-ins
Place: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. You should be able to park on the Circle, close to the FWWIC.
Reservations: Contact Helen Schenck, Treasurer at:
 hschenck@princeton.edu or 856-313-8301

Industrious Light, Baldwin Locomotive Mural


J.B. Lippincott & Co. publication, 1875

Phillip Adams is a local artist who has created several murals on Philadelphia Industrial history. They are located in neighborhoods formerly heavy in industrial production. The mural featured in this article  is rich with connections to the Baldwin Park neighborhood.

Adams created this mural as part of his Industrious Light series about Philadelphia’s industrial history. His others art works can be seen in this link. Don’t miss clicking on the Industrious Spirits image further down the page under INDUSTRIOUS LIGHT PROJECTS. It shows a much more spirited image of the mural.

Below is a rich website on the history of the neighborhood bounded by North to Spring Garden Street, South to Vine Street, East to Broad, West to Schuylkill River.

Congratulations to the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park. The mural will be dedicated November 14th at 6 pm, location: 417 N 20th Street.