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Catalog Number 1933.082.013
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Photograph. Sepia-toned photo showing construction workers who are operating a manual winch over an open manhole. The seven workers are using a manual winch with rope to pull an electrical cable through an underground conduit. The manhole appears to be located near the center of a wide street (possibly Fort Street) that has brick pavement and streetcar tracks. The workers are all dressed in overalls or other work attire and are wearing hats. Several 1-story and 2-story buildings can be seen in the background although none of the business names or addresses are readable. Handwritten text on the verso shows "Laying of first electric lighting conduits."
Date c.1898
Print size 10" x 12.5"
Dimension Details Image size is 7.25" x 9.625"
Collection Municipal Services
Search Terms Utility Construction
Underground Electrical Conduit
Construction Workers
Edison Illuminating Company
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