Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.
Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.
Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.
Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.
Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.
Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.
Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.

Photo Album Depicting Construction Crews.

[Mostly Around Portland, Oregon]: [1910s]. 5¼” x 7¼”. Limp suede. 28 pages with 25 black and white photographs adhesive mounted (one is a duplicate and one is an enlargement of an image in the album). Most photos measure 4½” x 6½” and none are captioned. Album good: covers and a couple of leaves detached, evidence of excision of several leaves; photos generally very good.

An album of large and well composed photos taken mostly around Portland, Oregon. At least eleven photos depict construction crews and work for Welton & Kibbe whose sign can be seen in two photos. They were a general contractor in Portland who changed their name to the Kibbe-Welton Company in 1912. There are six group shots of the laborers with one showing several men holding large pitchforks and another showing them after toil with dirtied clothes and skin. One shows them milling about a yard with a huge wooden tower. Four photos show those men working and include them in a lot by a cement mixer moving wheelbarrows full of cement to lay foundations which are seen in other shots.

One photo shows a general store alongside a railroad track, and there are also two nice photos of hotels showing their street frontage. One, showing the Hotel Burdge, was definitely taken in Lincoln, California. The other shows a “Parker Hotel,” and while we have found references to the “New Parker Hotel” in a 1929 Lincoln newspaper, we could find none from the time frame of this photo. An internal shot of a large dining room may be from one of these hotels. There's also a lovely shot of a horse-drawn carriage for a Portland general goods merchant with his signage on the wagon and someone standing in front of it with goods about to be delivered.

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Price: $500.00