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Finding Aid to the Fred Dummatzen Golden Gate Bridge Construction Photograph Album
larc.pho.0070  
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Description
Photograph album containing images and clippings of and about Fred (Gustaf Frederick) Dummatzen, a Golden Gate Bridge laborer, and member of the Construction and General Laborer's Union, No. 261. The bulk of the photographs, taken by Dummatzen and his fellow workers, include images of workers, both at work and at rest; views of the bridge and the bay from the bridge; images of construction equipment; and documentation of the construction in progress. Collection also includes a folder of personal and legal documents, and a folder containing a portrait of Dummatzen, along with images that appear to have been removed from the album.
Background
Fred (Gustaf Frederick) "Red" Dummatzen was a Golden Gate Bridge laborer, and member of the Construction and General Laborer's Union, No. 261. On February 17th, 1937, a traveling roadbed stripping platform broke away from the structure and ripped through the safety net, and plunged twelve men into the ocean. Ten of the men died in the fall from the bridge, including Dummatzen.
Extent
1 album (137 photographic prints) ; 23.5 x 31 cm. , 2 folders
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
RESTRICTED: Original not available for use due to fragility; use digital or reference photocopy.