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Installation of telephone lines across Nevada [graphic]
BANC PIC 2001.124--fALB
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Title:

Installation of telephone lines across Nevada

Creator/Contributor:

Shreeve, H. E., creator

Abstract:

Images of the landscape, line crews, camps, wagons, automobiles, trucks, machinery, and equipment as telephone poles and lines are installed across the Nevada desert. Signs visible indicate that the project was for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. and the Bell Telephone Co. of Nevada, and that it was part of a long distance line from San Francisco to New York. Identified locations include the vicinities of Sparks, Lovelock, Elko, the Humboldt River, and Tobar, Nevada. A few images of telephone poles being transferred from ship to railroad cars at an Oakland, Calif. wharf are included. Also of note are several views of an Indian encampment near Elko.

Date:

1914 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company -- Pictorial works
Bell Telephone Company of Nevada -- Pictorial works
Telephone lines -- Design and construction -- Nevada -- Photographs
Deserts -- Nevada -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- Nevada -- Photographs
Manual work -- Photographs
Labor camps -- Nevada -- Photographs
Waterfronts -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Nevada -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger. Photographer(s) unknown. Possibly compiled by H.E. Shreeve of San Francisco, whose name is written inside front cover.
Detailed typescript captions describe each image.
Many images numbered in negative and on corresponding caption labels.

Type:

graphic
Landscapes (Representations)-Nevada.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 album (590 photographic prints) : b&w ; album 25 x 41 cm., images chiefly 8 x 14 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2001.124--fALB

Origin:

Nevada