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August Belmont and party inspecting the Cape Cod Canal

MS028.04.006.019 (RS170960)

Description

A black and white view of August Belmont and the other Cape Cod Canal project executives inspecting the canal. The image shows many men talking amongst themselves on benches and a few looking over the edge of the scow.

From Images of America: Cape Cod Canal, pg. 60: "In June 1913, August Belmont and the other directors of the Cape Cod Construction Company passed through the railroad drawbridge on an inspection tour of the canal, now nearing completion. August Belmont (second from right) and the other guests then traveled to the middle of the canal where the dredge Federal was at work. They boarded a scow fitted with benches and listened as William Parsons (far right) explained the progress at each stop."

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Details

Collection Name
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection
Collection Code
MS028
Dates
1913-06
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph; 6 x 4 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
GUSN
290190
Reference Code
MS028.04.006.019

Record details

Originator
Small, Fred C.
Whitman, Norm
Other People
Belmont, August, 1853-1924
Descriptive Terms
canals
managers
piers (marine landings)
Material Type
photographs
Places
Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]

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