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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.6.5417
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 10/05/1904
Title [Power Supply Album 6: Powerhouse]
Description Construction of Interborough Rapid Transit Company 59th Street Powerhouse. Construction at the Hudson River front is shown; likely on the foundation for the coal tower and crane. The tower was used to store coal before it was moved to the powerhouse for use in the boilers, and also for the resulting ash before it was loaded on to trucks or barges for disposal.

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
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Coal
Ash disposal
Construction
Workers
Cranes (equipment)
Men
59th Street (Manhattan, NY)
Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)