Engineering & Construction

Chow on the Alcan Highway: 1942

Chow on the Alcan Highway: 1942

Sergeant Al Mangone, former bartender in Rochester, New York, helps the boys to forget their troubles with good chow. Al shown baking bread in the field, 1942. During World War Two, U.S. Army soldiers were enlisted to build the Alcan Highway through Canada's wilderness to Alaska. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: photographic print.

NASA Rocket Engine Testing Facility: 1960s

NASA Rocket Engine Testing Facility: 1960s

Rocket Engine Testing Facility, GRC Building No. 202, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Also called Rocket Propulsion Test Facility, Rocket Test Cell Building 202. Historic American Engineering Record. Photograph likely taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s. LOC original medium: photographic print.

High Tech Road Grader: 1937

High Tech Road Grader: 1937

Road grader pulled by dump truck, Windsor County, Vermont, 1937. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Reach for the Sky: 1943

Reach for the Sky: 1943

From miscellaneous collection of photographs of aircraft production during World War Two. Consolidated Transport and other planes, 1943. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Getting Steamrolled: 1890s

Getting Steamrolled: 1890s

Steam roller at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe vicinity, Catoosa, Georgia. Chickamauga was the location of a key Union defeat during the Civil War. Photo taken during initial construction of the park roads in the 1890s. Historic American Engineering Record Collection. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: 1904

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: 1904

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge spanning the Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1904. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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