|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Paul A. Hiener Collection|
Black and white photograph of a collapsed power line pole in the street between the New Lyric Theater and a drugstore. The powerlines above the collapsed pole are a mess. People in the street access the situation. Writing in blue ink and pencil is present on the back, but isn't very legible. A passage glued to the back reads:
"SIXTH & MARKET IN THE TWENTIES.
The old Lyric Theatre, on the corner of Sixth and Market where the power building now stands, is shown festooned with a maze of overhead power wires. This power was, of course, delivered in underground ducts and vaults in the business area. This also must be one of the first photographs of a pole casualty due to mechanized transportation. An appraisal of the automobiles in the background, however, leads one to conclude that this surely must have resulted from a runaway street car on Sixth Street."
|Print size||8" x 10"|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|