James Watson & Sons Co. photograph collection

About this collection

    James Watson & Sons, also called the Riverview Wagon Works, was a Wilmington, Delaware, company that started as a wagon-builder and restorer. After 1920, the company began customizing truck bodies, special vehicles (bookmobiles, paddy wagons, etc.), buses, and touring trailers.
    Many of the photographs in this collection show samples of the company's work on wagons, including noteworthy examples of local Wilmington, Delaware dairy farm wagons and trucks. There are also pictures of delivery vehicle, buses and school buses, ambulances, police and rescue squads, Delaware bookmobiles, moving and hauling trucks, commercial trucks, horse trucks, trailers, and other kinds of vehicles. The collection also includes photographs of the company's workers and factory. There are also a few miscellaneous items, including group photographs and family photographs.
    This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. Click here to view a catalog record.
    Image: New Castle County Library bookmobile, ca.1939. Click here to view the item in the collection.

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