4.75 in HIGH x 6.75 in WIDE
(12.06 cm HIGH x 17.14 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

Front of photo: "3913 H.H. Ag. Mitchell Shat "Tunnel Crew" 1-4-34" Group photo of approximately 45 men in work clothes and wearing hard hats. Most hard hats have lights on them. Forty men standing in front of an open elevator, 5 men inside elevator. One man is carrying a lunch-type pail and other has one in the crook of his arm. Most are in pants, workshirt and jacket. Some are wearing overalls and a jacket. All appear to be wearing boots/waders and some have wet pants up to the knees. On the left side of the photo is a wooden ladder against a stack of large support timbers on a platform. There is a ladder that goes from the pile of timber up to the next level which is not visible. At the top of the photo is a small flum-like box with something in it. To the right is the elevator that is about twice as tall as the five men in it. The elevator has a slanted roof and is between two very large timbers that support an open structure. Next to the elevator is an open area with vertical and horizontal supports. Next to this area is a large cylindrical object about as tall as the elevator with a man leaning aginst it. This object apears to have a flap about one-third the way down from the top. It too is in an open area of vertical and horizontal supports. There are two large pipes in the upper right of the photo that run parallel to the ground on which the men are standing. The entire structure is built in front of a mountain, barely visible in the background.

From an envelope marked "San Francisco, Calif. - Water - Construction Shots 1930-1949"

Used: Oakland Tribune

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