This album measures approximately 7Â½ " x 10 Â½" and contains over 65 photographs ranging in size from 3Â½" x 2Â½" to 5Â¼" x 3Â¼". All have been glued to the pages. There are no captions, however, some of the photos show company names on the equipment. A slip of paper laid-in to the album identifies one of the subjects in a photo as "Daniel Sullivan / Postmaster, Ilion, N.Y." Some of the images are a little over-exposed. Light wear to the album. In nice shape.
About 60 of the photographs show in-progress construction work including workers, boats, cranes, and dredges working in concert to either extend or widen the canal. Several of the photographs show equipment from Pearson & Son, Inc. of New York City. Six additional photographs in the rear of the album show a freight train wreck, perhaps related to the project.
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