River Dredging

88.122.770 96 dpi watermarked.jpg

Title

River Dredging

Description

Dredging on the Rock River (and other northern Illinois rivers) was not an unusual sight in the late 1890s. The floating dredging barge seen in this photograph was probably in use for increasing the depth of the channel. Similar dredging also took place for harvesting freshwater clams and mussels for the button industry. It is unclear which truss bridge is seen in the background. Other similar photos in the collection include 90.5.52 and 88.122.718.

Date

circa 1895 - 1905

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.770

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“River Dredging,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1266.

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