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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.6.5655
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 12/10/1904
Title Power Supply Album 6: No 5655 Powerhouse
Description Photograph documents the construction of Interborough Rapid Transit Company 59th Street Powerhouse. The photo shows a worker standing next to one of the rotary generators. A plaque reading Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. can be seen attached to the front of the machine. This photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 6 of 12 that documents Interborough Rapid Transit Company's system of electrical power for New York's first subway system.
People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Generators
Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)