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Title [Electrification of Long Island Rail Road at Washington Avenue]
Collection Long Island Rail Road construction photographs
Photographer Unknown
Image ID V1984.1463.3
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Date 1903
Description View along Washington Avenue showing excavation during the electrification of the Long Island Railroad in Brooklyn. View of construction workers with shovels and pick axes in the excavated pit. Also showing male and female pedestrians, horse-drawn wagons, and either electricity poles or telephone poles. View of a meat market with a sign reading: "Thomas Henry, Bacon, Beef, Lamb, Veal and [partially obscured]." Also showing a metal shop with a sign reading: "John Carolan. Tin roofing, sutters and leaders, tin, copper and sheet iron workers."

Cut at west side of Washington Avenue - looking East #1265 [printed on recto from caption handwritten on negative]
Place Names Washington Avenue (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Meat industry
Grocers
Horse-drawn vehicles
Construction
Construction workers
Shovels
Snow
Winter
Excavation
Electric lines
Telecommunication cables
Railroads
Railways
Personal and Corporate Names Long Island Railroad Company
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