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Photographs of the construction of the Holland Tunnel, 1919-1927

Collection Data

Description
Running under the Hudson River, the twin-tube roadway of the Holland Tunnel (originally the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel) connects Canal Street in Lower Manhattan with 12th and 14th Streets in Jersey City, New Jersey. The tunnel, built between 1919-1927, takes its name from its designer, civil engineer Clifford M. Holland (1883-1924), who died while directing its construction. The images presented here comprise the contents of three albums of silver gelatin photographs, which were probably assembled for associates of the New Jersey Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission; at an unknown date, these albums were transferred from the Yale University library to The New York Public Library.
Names
New Jersey Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission (Compiler)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1921 - 1927 (Approximate)
Library locations
Science, Industry and Business Library: General Collection
Shelf locator: VDF+ (New Jersey. Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission. Photographs of the construction of the Holland Tunnel)
Topics
Tunnels -- New York (State) -- New York
Holland Tunnel (New York, N.Y.)
Underwater tunnels -- Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: On cover of one album: New Jersey interstate bridge & tunnel commission.
Ownership: Weller H. Noyes. Yale University Library.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 46986543
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15048916
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1e5da0d0-c6c0-012f-cb11-58d385a7bc34
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