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Ben Franklin Bridge Photograph Album, 1922-1926

Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Modjeski, Ralph 1861-1940
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Photograph albums
Collection descriptions
Place:
Pennsylvania
United States
Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Camden (N.J.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1922
1922-1926
20th century
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Ben Franklin Bridge Photograph Album, 1922-1926, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Bridges
Ceremonies
Suspension bridges
Local number:
1987.0578 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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