Photo, Print, Drawing Ymittos Candle Company, Lowell, Massachusetts

About this Item

Ymittos Candle Company, Lowell, Massachusetts
Contributor Names
Wachs, Eleanor F. (Photographer)
Created / Published
October 15, 1987
Subject Headings
-  Folklore--Massachusetts
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  Documentary photographs
-  United States -- Massachusetts -- Lowell
Documentary photographs
-  Index data: William Drisfciliaris, Ymittos Candle Shop. 6-7, Blocks of candle wax. 8 Two kettles used for preparing wicks; 9, Used wicks about to go into kettles; 10-11, Used wicks boiling in kettles; 12, Drums and bottle holders used to remove red paint from candle bottles; 13, Drums and bottle holder set up; 14, Red spray-painted candle bottles; 15, Stand for spray-painted candle bottles; 16, Spray-painted bottles ready for use; 17, Candle molds; 18-19, Candle being removed from machine; 20, Threaded wicks seen in machine; 21, Box of candles made on machine; 22-23, Candle machine filled with freshly made candles; 24-25, William Dristiliaris removing wicks from kettle; 26, Examples of wax used; 27, William Dristiliaris in shop basement: storage; 28, Close-up of wax; 29, Storage area; 30, Boxed candle ready for shipment; 31-32, William Dristiliaris holding mother's invention for threading wicks; 33-35, Salesroom of shop; 36-37, Front of shop on Dutton Street.
35 mm black-and-white film negatives
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1987/042: LFP-EW-B272
Source Collection
Lowell Folklife Project collection (AFC 1987/042)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Credit line: Lowell Folklife Project collection (AFC 1987/042), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Wachs, Eleanor F. Ymittos Candle Company, Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell Massachusetts United States, 1987. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Wachs, E. F. (1987) Ymittos Candle Company, Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell Massachusetts United States, 1987. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Wachs, Eleanor F. Ymittos Candle Company, Lowell, Massachusetts. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.