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TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority]: Construction of Douglas Dam.

Image ID: 1260425

TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority]: Construction of Douglas Dam.  [[African American man, employed as a bucket man, wearing wor...] (June 1942)

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Image Title

:  TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority]: Construction of Douglas Dam.

Alternate Title

: [African American man, employed as a bucket man, wearing work gloves and holding the handle of a large industrial bucket at Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam, French Broad River, Tennessee, June 1942.]


: Palmer, Alfred T. -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: June 1942


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.


: 29132


: Original negative #: D-7339; Caption on back: Negro bucket man at TVA's new Douglas Dam on the French Broad River. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600-acre reservoir area extending 43 miles upstream. With useful storage capacity of approximately 1,330,000 acre-feet, this reservoir will make possible the addition of nearly 100,000 kw. of continuous power to the TVA system in dry years and almost 170,000 kw. in th ....
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: Occupations. / War industry. / War industry workers [men].


: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Digital ID

: 1260425

Record ID

: 612845

Digital Item Published

: 5-10-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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