6.37 in HIGH x 22 in WIDE
(16.18 cm HIGH x 55.88 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

A wide, three-section (pieced together) photograph of a construction site. The Tribune caption, dated October 22, 1939, attached to the back of the photo reads "Million Dollar Federal Laboratory Rises in Albany; Dedication Friday." there is grass-covered, flat land. At left there is a parked automobile and a cement hopper on the edge of the grass. In the left background there is the elevated freeway structure for what is now Interstate 80. The steel framework of a building is at left on the near side of the freeway. A large construction crane is at center. Piles of construction timbers and concrete forms for a large building are at right center. Stucco houses are on the flanks of Albany Hill at right center. Another cement hopper is at the top of a tower at rightcenter upper. At the extreme right there is a square concrete building, rising up out of its concrete construction forms. The site is probably today's U.S.D.A. Western Research Center in Albany.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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