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The image contains a black and white image of Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s engine room, which contained a wall-length switchboard. Behind the switchboard there are approximately ten large windows. The image shows three men and what was at the time (according to information provided on the card) one of the largest switchboards ever constructed in a large room with high ceilings. The image is adhered to a cream-colored paper card mount, and the card's reverse contains additional documentary information.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n. d.

Measurement

3 9/16 X 7 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card mount

Inscription

recto, at bottom right: No. 40 THE GREAT SWITCHBOARD IN THE ENGINE ROOM. / SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO., Chicago, Ill. verso, center: No. 40 THE GREAT SWITCHBOARD IN THE ENGINE ROOM. / Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Ill.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

stereograph

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6547

Digital ID

FVW_06547

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

The Great Switchboard in the Engine Room. Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Ill.

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