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Lot 316: (EICHLEAY ENGINEERING CO.) A mini-archive of 70 photographs depicting houses, monuments, and buildings being lifted and moved by the Ei

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 25, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (EICHLEAY ENGINEERING CO.)
A mini-archive of 70 photographs depicting houses, monuments, and buildings being lifted and moved by the Eichleay Engineerying Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The pictures record the painstaking transfer of buildings, including rolling the Bell Telephone Company, in Indianapolis, 150 feet without disturbing the 600 employees working inside, and splitting the George Eastman House in order to accommodate the large organ in the front hall. Silver prints, the images measuring 10 1/2x6 3/4 to 8 1/2x11 inches (26.7x17.1 to 21.6x27.9 cm.), the mounts various sizes, some with inventory numbers in the negative and nearly all with some notations, or a hand stamp, identifying the locations, dates, photographers, and distances moved, on print verso. Circa 1918-30s

Notes: WITH--A pair of brochures for the company that feature reproductions of many of the images included in this lot.

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