Written on verso: 'Type of Employees houses owned by Lukens Steel Co showing children's playground in foreground. Most of the employees of American birth live scattered around the town of Coatesville and many of them own their own houses so that it is not feasible to obtain a representative group of their homes in one picture.'
Written on verso: 'Employees houses on the 'Brandywine' property, built by R. W. Lukens in 1830. Under the heading 'Expenses of Improvements 1830' there appears among other items: 4 mo 10th to Richard Ayres bill for Lathing [?] and plastering Tennant Houses $27.00'