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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Barge Canal Construction Photographs

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These photographs appear to have been submitted to the State Engineer and Surveyor by the Board of Consulting Engineers, a board of five civil engineers appointed to follow the progress of work on the canal system and to report on it to the State Engineer and Surveyor. Photographs show: canals; locks; dams; bridges; piers; nearby buildings; damages needing repair; dredging, excavation, repairs, and construction work in progress; culverts; and canal-specific fixtures (i.e., lights).
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Quantity:
21.3 cubic feet (includes photographs and 23 rolls 35mm microfilm)
Inclusive Dates:
1905-1921
Series Number:
11833

Arrangement

Numerical by contract number, then chronological by date of photo and numerical by negative number.

11833-06: Numerical by negative number.

Scope and Content Note

These photographs appear to have been submitted to the State Engineer and Surveyor by the Board of Consulting Engineers, a board of five civil engineers appointed to follow the progress of work on the canal system and to report on it to the State Engineer and Surveyor. Photographs were taken at the end of each month just before monthly cost estimates of work to be done were made.

Photographs show: canals; locks; dams; bridges; piers; nearby buildings; damages needing repair; dredging, excavation, repairs, and construction work in progress; culverts; and canal-specific fixtures (i.e., lights). Included are photographs of Barge Canal terminal structures in Buffalo. Terminal images include most larger towns and cities seviced by the canal system, and houses along the rights-of-way. Captions typed or written on most photographs provide: date of photograph; negative number; contract number; and location.

11833-06: This accretion consists of microfilmed black and white photographs taken during the construction of the Barge Canal. The Barge Canal was built between 1905 and 1918 throughout New York State. Most of these photographs concentrate on townships along the canal in central and western New York State. The photographs show the construction of the canal, bridges, excavation and embankments along the canal, buildings of the towns, locks, and dams. Each of the captions includes a brief description of the photograph, the date the photograph was taken, the contract number, and the negative number. There are indexes to some of the contracts mentioned included in the microfilm reels.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

11833-06: Scanned images of a small selection of photographs are available at the New York State Archives.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1909 Barge Canal Photographs, contains related records

Series B0728 Index to Glass Plate Negatives Depicting Construction of the Western Division of the Barge Canal, is an index to the negatives for several contracts in this series

Series B0727 Glass Plate Negatives Depicting Construction of the Western Division of the Barge Canal, contains negatives for prints in this series and additional negatives that were not printed. The Canal Research Collection at the Onondaga Historical Association contains related material.

Other finding aids

Item list is available at the repository.

11833-06: Reel list is available at the repository.

Custodial History

11833-97: Accessions 11833-77 and 11833-85 were combined by Archives staff in 1997 to reestablish original order, and now form this accession.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 11833-97
1905-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 1: Champlain 1
1908-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 2: Erie 1
1905-1908 Photographs: Contract No. 4, Vol. 1: Erie 1
1908-1910 Photographs: Contract No. 4, Vol. 2: Erie 2
1905 Photographs: Miscellaneous 2
1905-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 5: Erie 2
1905-1908 Photographs: Contract No. 6: Erie 3
1907-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 7: Erie & Champlain 3
1906-1911 Photographs: Contract No. 8: Erie 4
1908-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 9: Erie 5
1912-1927 Photographs: Contract No. 10A: Oswego 5
1906-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 10, Vol.1: Oswego 5
1909-1911 Photographs: Contract No. 10, Vol. 2: Oswego 6
1912-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 10B: Oswego 6
1906-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 11, Vol. 1: Erie 6
1911-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 11, Vol. 2: Erie 7
1908-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 12: Erie 7
1908-1911 Photographs: Contract No. 13, Vol. 1: Erie 7
1908-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 14, No. 1: Erie 8
1909 Photographs: Contract No. 14, Vol. 1A: Erie 8
1909-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 14, Vol. 2: Erie 9
1906-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 15: Champlain 10
1909 Photographs: Contract No. 16: Erie & Champlain 10
1907 Photographs: Contract No. 17: Erie 10
1907-1911 Photographs: Contract No. 17, No. 1: Erie 11
1907-1910 Photographs: Contract No. 18, No. 1: Erie 11
1915 Photographs: Contract No. 18, Vol.1; No. 18A: Erie 11
1907-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 19, No. 1: Erie 12
1916-1917 Photographs: Contract No. 19A, No. 1: Erie, 12
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 20B: Erie 12
1910-1922 Photographs: Contract No. 20C & 20D: Erie 13
1910-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 21, Vol. 1: Erie 13
1916-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 21A, Vol. 1: Erie 13
1910-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 22: Erie 14
1913-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 22A: Erie 14
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 23, Vol. 1: Erie 14
1913-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 23, Vol. 2: Erie 15
1916-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 23A, Vol. 1: Erie 15
1907-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 25: Champlain 15
1909 Photographs: Contract No. 26, Vol. 1: Champlain 15
1907-1910 Photographs: Contract No. 27, No. 1: Champlain 16
1911-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 27A, Vol. 1: Champlain 16
1909-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 29, Vol. 1: Erie 16
1909-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 30, Vol. 1: Erie 17
1909-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 31, Vol. 1: Erie 17
1907-1909, 1912 Photographs: Contract No. 34, No. 1: Erie [also contains Contract No. 33, Negative 1, dated 1912] 17
1907-1917 Photographs: Contract No. 35 : Oswego 18
1911-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 37, Vol. 1: Oswego 19
1909 Photographs: Contract No. 38, Vol. 1: Erie 19
1910-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 39, Vol. 1: Oswego 19
1909-1911 Photographs: Contract No. 40, Vol. 1: Erie 20
1911-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 40, Vol. 2: Erie 20
1909-1910 Photographs: Contract No. 41: Erie 21
1909-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 42, Vol. 1: Erie 21
1913-1917 Photographs: Contract No. 42A: Erie 21
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 43: Erie 22
1910-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 44: Erie 22
1908-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 45: Erie 23
1909-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 46, Vol. 1: Erie 23
1916-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 46B, Vol. 1: Erie 23
1909-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 47, Vol. 1: Erie 24
1916-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 47A, Vol. 1: Erie 24
1912-1916 Photographs: Contract No. 48, Vol. 1: Erie 25
1912-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 49, Vol. 1: Erie 25
1911-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 50, Vol. 1: Erie 26
1911-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 51, Vol. 1: Erie 26
1909-1911 Photographs: Contract No. 53, Vol. 1: Oswego 26
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 54, Vol. 1: Champlain 26
1909-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 55, Vol. 1: Erie 27
1912-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 56 & 57 : Champlain & Erie 27
1913-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 59, Vol. 1: Erie 28
1918-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 59, Vol. 2: Erie 28
1908-1909 Photographs: Contract No. 60, Vol. 1: Erie 29
1909-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 60, Vol. 2: Erie 29
1909-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 61, Vol. 1: Erie 30
1910-1916 Photographs: Contract No. 62, Vol. 1: Erie 31
Photographs: Contract No. 62, Vol. 2: Erie 32
1910-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 63, Vol. 1: Erie 33
1912-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 63, Vol. 2: Erie 34
1916-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 63A, Vol. 1: Erie 34
1908-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 64, Vol. 1: Erie 35
1913-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 65, Vol. 1: Erie 36
1909-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 66, Vol. 1: Erie 37
1911-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 66, Vol. 2: Erie 37
1910-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 67, Vol. 1: Erie 38
1909-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 68, Vol. 1: Champlain 39
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 69, Vol. 1: Champlain 39
1913 Photographs: Contract No. 70A: Champlain 39
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 71, Vol. 1: Champlain 40
1910-1913 Photographs: Contract No. 72, Vol. 1: Champlain 40
1910 Photographs: Contract No. 73, Vol. 1: Champlain 40
1911-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 76, Vol. 1: Erie 41
1911-1916 Photographs: Contract No. 77, Vol. 1: Erie 41
1910 Photographs: Contract No. 78, Vol. 1: Oswego 41
1910-1912 Photographs: Contract No. 79, Vol. 1: Oswego 42
1911-1919 Photographs: Contract No. 82, 83, 84, Vol. 1: Erie 42
1912-1914 Photographs: Contract No. 88, 89: Champlain & Erie 42
1910-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 90 : Erie, Champlain & Oswego 42
1910-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 90A, Vol. 1: Oswego 42
1911-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 91, 93, 94, Vol. 1: Erie & Oswego 42
undated Photographs: Contract No. 92, 93, 94: Erie, Champlain & Oswego 43
1917-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 98, 99, Vol. 1 (Locations not on list) 43
1912-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 100-103: Erie & Champlain 43
1912-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 104-106, 108: Oswego & Erie 43
1914-1915 Photographs: Contract No. 115, 116, 120: Erie 44
1914 Photographs: Contract No. 123, 128, 129: Erie & Champlain 44
1917-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 131A, 132: Champlain & Erie 44
1916-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 138 (Locations not on list) 44
1917-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 141, 144, 144A, 147, 148: Erie 45
1917-1918 Photographs: Contract No. 164, 165, 167: Erie and Oswego 45
1918-1919 Photographs: Contract No. 170, 179: Erie 45
1919-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 190-192, 198: Erie 45
1919-1921 Photographs: Contract No. 200, 201, 204, 205: Erie & Oswego 46
1916-1920 Photographs: Contract No. 152, 154, 159: Erie 46
1911-1914 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract A 46
1911-1917 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract B 46
1914-1915 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract D 46
1914-1915 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract C 47
1914 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract H 47
1916 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract L 47
1915 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract M 47
1915-1921 Photographs: Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Contract F, K, P, Q, U, W 47
1913 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 1 48
1912-1913 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 2 48
1912-1915 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 3 48
1912 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 4 [Photos 1-62] 48
1913 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 5 48
1912-1913 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 6 48
1913 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 7 and 7-A 48
1912-1913 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 8 and 9 48
1913-1915 Photographs: Terminal Contract No. 10-12 and 14 48
1915 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 15 49
1913 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 16 49
1913-1915 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 17 49
1912-1916 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 18 49
1913-1919 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 19 49
undated Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 17, 23, 25 49
1916-1918 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 20 50
1915-1921 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 20 50
1914-1920 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 21 50
1913 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 22 50
1913-1914 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 23 50
undated Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 25 50
1920 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 28, 28A, 29 50
1916-1919 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 30, 31 50
1916-1919 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 33, 33P, 36, 38 50
1912-1919 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 43, 44, 44P 51
1920-1921 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 45 51
1915-1920 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 39, 48-50 51
1915-1917 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 51, 52 51
1915-1921 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 53, 53A 51
1908 Photographs: Durhamville Aqueduct, Vol. 1 52
1915-1921 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 39, 47, 48, 201, 206 52
1915-1921 Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 207, 209-213, 216-219, 223-225, 227, 228, 228A, 229 52
1907-1908 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Erie Canal, Eastern Division, No. 1 53
undated Photographs: TC [Terminal Contracts] 54-58, 71, 79, 81, 101, 102, 103A, 105, 109, 116 53
1905-1917 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Erie Canal, Middle Division, No. 1 54
1905-1917 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Erie Canal, Western Division, Vol. 2 54
1905-1907 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Champlain Canal, Eastern Division, No. 1 55
1905-1908 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Erie Canal, Western Division, No. 1 55
1913-1917 Photographs: Vol. E 56
1905-1917 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Oswego Canal, Middle Division, Vol. 1 56
1909-1910 Photographs: Miscellaneous Preliminary Cayuga and Seneca Canal, Vol. 1 56
1921-1924 Photographs: Miscellaneous, Vol. 2 57
1920-1924 Photographs: Miscellaneous, Vol. 3 57
1911 Photographs: Miscellaneous, Vol. 5 58
1917-1924 Photographs: Miscellaneous, Vol. 6 58
1918-1921 Photographs: Miscellaneous, Vol. 4 59