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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.8.4788
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 05/04/1904
Title [Power Supply Album 8: No 4788 Powerhouse (IRT)]
Description Photograph documents the construction of Interborough Rapid Transit Company 59th Street Powerhouse. Underground tunneling work is shown. This work may be in preparation for the building of passages, for either water or coal and ash, to be transported between the Powerhouse and the river. This photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 8 of 12 that documents Interborough Rapid Transit Company's system of electrical power for New York's first subway system.
Place New York, NY
People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Powerhouses
59th Street
Laborers
Tunneling
Excavation
Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)