Barge Built by Orange Car and Steel

Description:

Photograph of a river barge with a large crane on the right side of the frame. There are eleven workers in hats standing on top of the barge. In the foreground are steel beams and canisters amongst weeds. Typed on a piece of paper that is glued to the bottom of the mat is, "This is a barge, which is one of three we built for the U.S. Government in 1924. It was an all rivet barge made by the Orange Car and Steel. Mr Ben Glover was Shop foreman. It was built about half way from the shop and Livingston's ship yard. I worked as a fitter."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Orange County
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Heritage House Museum
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 147
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Orange County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph of a river barge with a large crane on the right side of the frame. There are eleven workers in hats standing on top of the barge. In the foreground are steel beams and canisters amongst weeds. Typed on a piece of paper that is glued to the bottom of the mat is, "This is a barge, which is one of three we built for the U.S. Government in 1924. It was an all rivet barge made by the Orange Car and Steel. Mr Ben Glover was Shop foreman. It was built about half way from the shop and Livingston's ship yard. I worked as a fitter."

Physical Description:

One photographic image, b&w: 9.5 in. X 8.5 in. matted to 13.0 in. X 11.0 in.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Barges | River Barges | Workers | Barge Workers | Steel Workers | Orange Car and Steel | Cranes | Hats | Beams | Steel Beams | Pulleys
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Heritage House Museum
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: hhm_00803
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth101007
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image