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Guide to the Foundation Company Construction Photographs
(1906–1911)
 PR 336

New-York Historical Society
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta, August 2017

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 30, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection contains five mounted construction photographs. The locations of only two sites are positively identified: the Trinity Building (111 Broadway; see Folder 1) and the Woolworth Building’s engine room (233 Broadway; see Folder 4). Only two of the images bear photographer’s imprints on the reverse: Wurts Bros. of New York took the Woolworth Building engine room view (Folder 4), and the Chicago Architectural Photographing Co. took the unidentified view that possibly shows construction of the Chicago and Northwestern Terminal (now called Ogilvie Transportation Center) in Chicago (Folder 2). The Foundation Company worked on the Chicago and Northwestern Terminal for George A. Fuller Company, Builders, whose sign appears in the lower right corner of the photograph.

Arrangement

The five photographs are foldered chronologically in one box.