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Culvert Construction, 1919

 Item
Identifier: B207.01.0001.0001.00001

Abstract

Mounted photograph showing a construction crew of fifteen men at a worksite in South Dakota where a concrete culvert pour is about to begin. Forms are fitted with rebar, a concrete mixer with extended trough is at the back, along with a tarped stack of supplies, a gravel pile, two wheelbarrows, a shovel and other tools. Two kegs (probably holding nails for form assembly) are at the right front and back, and two men standing at the left of the photo have shovels. After serving in the Army as an engineer during World War I, Morris Adelstein joined his mother in Kadoka, South Dakota and was elected as the county engineer for several counties. Morris Adelstein and his banker founded the Northwestern Engineering Company in 1924.

Dates

  • 1919

Creator

Rights and Usage Statement

Use Note: Copyright not evaluated: The copyright and related rights status of this Item has not been evaluated. Please refer to the organization (Beck Archives) that has made the Item available for more information. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. See: https://rightsstatements.org/page/CNE/1.0/?language=en

Extent

From the File: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 legal document box)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Papers contain nine folders and one book, Paving the Way: The Life Morris E. Adelstein by Howard Shaff and Audrey K. Shaff (1970). There are eight folders of photographs and one folder with two issues of The National Jewish Monthly magazine (1944-1945).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, 9.5 x 6 inches photograph, 13.5 x 9.5 inches mounting, black and white.

Inscription and Marks

A typed file label on the mounting “Northwestern Engineering Company, 1919” and a photographer inscription: “Miller, Pierre, SD” is on the mounting. “#1” is printed on the photograph.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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