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Railway workers group portrait
Description: Taken in the 1910s, this photograph shows a group of Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company employees, probably both conductors and engineers, and four African American women. This photograph is part of the Columbus Railway, Power, and Light Company collection, consisting of 53 glass plate negatives with images related to the Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company in Columbus, Ohio. In the mid to late nineteenth century, there were many power and streetcar companies in Columbus, Ohio. These companies eventually merged into four main companies, and by 1914 all the remaining companies merged to form the Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company. In 1933, with 1,509 employees, the company was the largest employer in Columbus, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV118_B01F24
Subjects: Portrait photography; Ohio economy--Transportation and development; Electric utilities; African American women; Employees; Railway workers; Streetcars
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)