ROBERT C. CLOWRY laying underwater telephone cables, 1916

glass negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY
1916
overall: 10 x 8 in.; 25.4 x 20.32 cm

8 x 10 glass plate negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons. Image taken as part of long term commissioned work and documentation for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, ranging from 1910 through the 1940s. View of crew aboard the cable laying vessel ROBERT C. CLOWRY, working to untangle cables for the telephone company. Evidence of snow and ice on vessel hull, two men visible over the water untangling cables, while three men visible on the deck of the vessel work to feed line through a block. The ROBERT C. CLOWRY was owned by the Western Union Telegraph Company. She was built in 1910 in Tottenville, NY and measured 132.3 feet in length. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "#4194 / 334--6 / Plant Dept / Box 334". DUP 1


1984.187.4194

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection



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