Query: Caissons
The Foundation Company Records
Creators:
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also photographs, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings …

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Hales Bar Dam Collection
Creators:
Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company
Dates:
1905-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Hales Bar Dam was built on the Tennessee River to improve river navigation and produce hydroelectric power. Construction work on the dam, which took place from 1905 to 1913, faced engineering challenges and leaks due to the broken and creviced limestone beneath the dam. The collection spans 1905-1968 and includes papers, reports, drawings and photographs related to the construction of the dam, as well as documents related to its maintenance in the decades following its completion.

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Benjamin Franklin Bridge Photograph Album
Dates:
1922-1926.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1029
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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World War I Photo Album [MacTaggart]
Creators:
MacTaggart, Neil Burnett
Dates:
1916-1919
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0019
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one photo album assembled by Neil Burnett MacTaggart documenting his service with the US Army Air Service, 57th Photographic Section, during World War I. The album measures approximately 12 by 10.5 inches and contains photographs taken in and around Fort Sill, Oklahoma as well as photographs taken in France.

This collection is in English.

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Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Creators:
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (140 boxes, 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0976
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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George S. Morison Collection
Creators:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903
Dates:
1846-1903
Size:
30 Cubic feet (63 boxes and 152 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0978
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of George S. Morison, a prominent civil engineer, specializing in railroad bridge design. The materials consist primarily of drawings and maps (linen tracings, blueprints, sketches); final bridge reports; photographs; glass plate negatives; daily diaries; correspondence; and published material documenting George S. Morison's participation on the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1898-1903.

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Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Bridges Reference Collection
Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Shayt, David H.
Worthington, Bill
Dates:
1755-2000
Size:
45 Cubic feet (108 boxes, 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a wide range of materials--ephemera, trade literature, correpsondence, photographs, maps, plans, schematics, pamplets, brochures, postcards, calendars--documenting the subject of bridges.

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Project Files
Dates:
1969-1990
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of project files for the renovation or improvement of facilities for various Smithsonian Institution buildings, particularly the construction of the Hirshhorn Museum building. Materials include blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, payroll sheets, progress and inspection reports, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this …

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West African photographs
Dates:
between 1877-1895
Size:
169 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negs., black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
169 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
169 Photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-017
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of West Africa, mostly from Lagos and coastal Nigeria, 1877-1895. There are high quality pictures of trading houses and residences in Lagos, often with the name of the owners given in the caption. One of the buildings depicted is the cathedral. Several exceptional images portray chiefs, such as the King of Opobo, and the wives of the King of Opobo, the Balogun of Epe, the Alake of Abeokuta, and the chief of New Calabar. Of greatest interest is a photograph entitled "Benin Gods" which shows figures from the Kingdom of Brass, taken in circa 1877/1878. There are also views of Cape Coast, Elmina, Accra, Wydah, Fernando Poo, Porto Novo, Grand Popo, and one from Liberia. The themes range from architecture to dances and weddings. Of particular interest are two depictions of fancy dress.

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Exhibition Records
Dates:
1948-1965
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 623
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains some information on post-World War II exhibition planning at the Smithsonian. However, in the main, they document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through 1965. Directors represented in this collection …

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