Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.145.008.c
Collection Paul A. Hiener Collection
Description 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."
Date 1920s
Print size 8" x 10"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.145