Massachusetts Archives


Photographs of harbor and river projects [Massachusetts Division of Waterways]

Part of: Division of Waterways

Photographs of harbor and river projects, 1921-1941.

ca. 1050 photographs in 4 boxes; ca. 800 photographs : photonegative in 5 boxes
Call no.: EN3.02/756X

Scope and Content: As part of their function to protect and develop Massachusetts waterways and tidelands, the Division of Waterways of the Dept. of Public Works and its predecessors in this function, the Dept. of Public Works as a whole, 1927-1938, and before that the department’s Division of Waterways and Public Lands, took photographs that enabled them to make decisions concerning waterfront construction projects and proposed improvements or repairs.  Photographs and negatives of photographs are mainly of harbors, rivers, shorelines, and filled-in tidal lands in the Greater Boston area.
Arrangement: Arranged by locality
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