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Identifier: P0080

Title: Thebes Bridge Construction Albums

Description: The 3 Thebes Bridge Construction Albums each contain 60 dated and identified photographs documenting the construction of Thebes Bridge, a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River. The first album covers January 1902 to March 1903, the second covers March 1903 to September 1904, and the third covers September 1904 to April 1905. The collection also contains twelve photographs from a small disbound album by photographer P.R. Papin showing the opening and dedication ceremony in May 1905. Subjects include: excavation; workers; views of Thebes, Illinois; Mississippi River; family groups; ferry boat (Brown's Ferry) on the river; train station; grading; horse-drawn wagons; engineers; MacDonald's power plant; old Thebes court house; towboat "Parker"; cranes; piers; concrete; steamer "Fordyce"; tugboat steamer "Lucius Jr."; high water of flood in 1903.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1902 - 1905

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: P.R. Papin (St. Louis)



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