Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Well, I don't know.

In Postcards > Real Photo Postcards > Show & Tell.
JImam's loves1199 of 5422"Storm Expected"The E. B. & T. Co. Brick, C. 1891.
Love it
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
boysfarmboysfarm loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
billretirecollbillretirecoll loves this.
JImamJImam loves this.
PhonoboyPhonoboy likes this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
Rick55Rick55 loves this.
PoliticalPinbacksPoliticalPinbacks loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 11 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 2 years ago

    (813 items)

    Found it in a lot of postcards from a neghbouring city. I'm not sure if it's a shipyard or mining operation.

    Circa 1910.

    What is going on? Nothing is on the back.


    1. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Building a building, perhaps?
    2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Yeah looks like foundation work, LOTS of work
    3. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      A nightmare, surely.
    4. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Center: you can see them pouring cement that looks like it's going to be 4 foot thick with some huge columns, Empire State building? lol
    5. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Most likely something in or near G.H. like the others. Wanna help build it?
    6. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Only in yesteryear unless it a supervisor job AND the price is right ;p
    7. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      A whole $5 a day.
    8. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Sounds about right, I'll PASS
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Look at all that rebar. I don't think I have ever seen so much. Must be a foundation. Looks like something that would be in earthquake country.
    10. artfoot artfoot, 2 years ago
      Hoover (Boulder) Dam construction?
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      I don't think they're placing the cement yet, rebar isn't done, the forms are just flooded, besides there would be at least 50 men there to work the pour. It's a foundation of some kind, with a large crane that the photographer is taking the photograph from. How about those hanging tracks, for bringing those hoppers in and out, won't ever see anything like that anymore, an accident waiting to happen! :^D
      In California, piers would be 4' around, and down to bedrock, 20' on center, and the slab on top of them would be at least 8' thick, just to meet earthquake codes! :^)
    12. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Thank you all for commenting. It's a shame they never wrote on the back of it.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.