A crane constructs the Dutch windmill on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal

Description

A black and white view of a crane as it constructs the Dutch windmill on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal. The image shows one workman directing the crane operator on where to position the next piece of the outer wall. The windmill was imported from Holland in 1896, and was moved from the Jefferson estates to its new location across the Canal. Noted actor Joe Jefferson originally imported the windmill from Holland.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canals
windmills
holland
cranes (equipment)
construction workers
photographs

Physical Description

1 black and white photograph; 8.75 x 7 inches

Collection Code

MS028

Collection Name

Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

MS028.04.009.005

Places

Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]
Bourne (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photographs

Other People

Jefferson, Joe

Description Level

Item