Construction Carpenter: 1942

Construction Carpenter: 1942

From LOC: "A carpenter at the TVA's new Douglas dam on the French Broad River, Tennessee. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet long, with a 31,600-acre reservoir area extending 43 miles upstream. With a 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 the average year." Alfred T. Palmer, photographer, 1942. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. Old photograph provided by LOC. Original Medium: color transparency.