Dean Kinter photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction

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2021


Descriptive Summary

Title: Dean Kinter photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction
Dates: approximately 1932-1937
Collection Number: MSS-264
Creator/Collector: Kinter, Dean
Extent: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes (3.75 linear feet)
Repository: California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, California 94118
Abstract: The collection of photographs taken by Dean Kinter document the daily work on the construction of the bridges and also includes some miscellaneous manuscripts.
Language of Material: English

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Preferred Citation

Dean Kinter photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction. California Academy of Sciences

Acquisition Information

Received from the Dean Kinter family in 1988.

Biography/Administrative History

Dean Kinter was born in 1909 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Dayton’s Steele High School in 1924, and came to California in 1927. Kinter was a Mechanical Engineer and Inspector of the Golden Gate Bridge and was later employed by John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the major contractor for the bridge cable and suspenders, to photograph and document the daily work on the construction of the bridge. Dean Kinter died in 1963. Some of his photographs were displayed at various shows including one at the San Francisco Emporium during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. In 1988, Kinter’s brother, Charles Kinter, donated more than 250 pictures taken by Kinter of the construction of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge to the California Academy of Sciences’ Library and Anthropology Department.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection of photographs taken by Dean Kinter document the daily work on the construction of the bridges and also includes some miscellaneous manuscripts.

Indexing Terms

Photography
Photography, Industrial
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)
Photographs
Documentary photographs

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