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Unloading ore at Penn Dock photograph
Description: Photograph of a ship named the "Carle C Conway," an ore carrier, being unloaded by a Hulett, a specialized unloading machine, at the Penn Dock in Toledo, Ohio. The Penn Dock likely refers to the freight yard and docks of the Pennsylvania Railroad along the Maumee River. The Ohio Guide Collection consists of photographs collected for use in the Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers' Project in Ohio, 1935-1939. The collection systematically covers Ohio's characteristic features with many views of the larger cities and towns; important industries such as steel, rubber, pottery and coal; agricultural production; historical and contemporary architecture; colleges and universities; transportation systems including railroads, airways, rivers, harbors, and highways; and recreational facilities. The collection also includes photographs of Ohioans at work and play, their sports activities, and leisure time. The Ohio Guide was published by the Federal Writers' Program of the Works Progress Administration, and sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society in 1940. Many of the photographs in this collection were included in the book. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F11_003_001
Subjects: Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project.; Railroads--Ohio--Toledo--Pictorial works.; Shipping industry; Ores--Transportation
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)