Guide to the Ben Franklin Bridge Photograph Album

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1029
Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1922-1926.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Sixty-six pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The album includes images of a parade celebrating the beginning of construction of the bridge, demolition of buildings to make room for the bridge, the construction, the machinery, the caissons, and the celebration of completion. The Chief Engineer, Ralph Modjeski, is also depicted. The images contain detailed captions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by the Division of Work and Industry.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased in 1987.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Ben Franklin Bridge Photograph Album, 1922-1926, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Collection transferred from the Division of SWork and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suspension bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia (Pa.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceremonies -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camden (N.J.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modjeski, Ralph, 1861-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives