Among Victor Dallin's clients were the many businesses that had significant operational facilties in the Delaware Valley. The Dallin collection documents the apex of an industrialized Northeast corridor between Wilmington and Trenton. Below are just a few of the hundreds of images of industrial sites from the Dallin collection.
Roebling steel mill opened on land purchased by the company in 1905. The Roebling Company, headquartered in Trenton, produced steel wire for many iconic American structures including the Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges.
Bancroft Mills located along the Brandywine River in Wilmington. The site, historically known as Kentmere, hosted the first paper mill in Delaware (1787) and textile finishing facilities from 1831 to 2003.
When Apex Hosiery Company closed its Philadelphia plant in 1954, Time magazine called it "one of the biggest firms in the hosiery business." Apex, at 5th and Luzerne Streets, opened in 1901 and was the site of a significant sit-down strike in 1937.