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Harris (Philip B.) photographs of Los Angeles railway surveys and World War I France
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A collection of photographs compiled or created by Philip B. Harris of railroad construction and survey work in the Los Angeles area, 1901-1920s, and photographs of soldiers, ruins, and other scenes in World War I France.
Philip B. Harris (1879-1955) studied civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and in 1901 started working for the Pacific Electric Railway Company. In 1903, he became Assistant Engineer of the Los Angeles Railway, where he would spend almost his entire career. In 1906, he transferred briefly to the San Bernardino Traction Company and the Los Angeles & Redondo Railway Company. In 1910, he returned to the Los Angeles Railway as Superintendent of Construction and Maintenance. During World War I he left to serve as a captain with the U.S. Army's 22nd Engineers in France. After the war he returned to the Los Angeles Railway as Chief Engineer, then eventually rose to President and General Manager from 1939 until his retirement in 1945.
2.76 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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