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Gelatin silver prints
|Named Person:||Julius Bien; Julius Bien|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Photograph|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|Notes:||"Col. R. Delafield, Engineer"--Cover of lithograph set.|
|Description:||ca. 400 photographic prints : some albumen, cyanotype, and silver gelatin ; mostly 7 1/2 x 9 in. ca. 150 prints : lithograph, b&w ; 33 1/2 x 24 1/4 in.|
The bulk of this collection appears to be official photographic records of lighthouses primarily along the New England and Middle Atlantic coasts but also including the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, California, Southern Atlantic states, and overseas. Most of the photographs are identified by structure name, date, photographer, and plate number, but geographic location is not always given. Many pictures are of lighthouse equipment, parts, and the companies that manufacture and sell them. Also pictured are ships that supply lighthouses, photos of the seashore surrounding lighthouses for purposes of documenting beach erosion, lightships, piers, etc. Lithographs show plans, sections, and elevations of lighthouse towers, buoys, and lighthouse equipment.
- Bien, Julius, -- 1826-1909.
- United States. -- Lighthouse Service.
- Lighthouses -- United States.
- Lighthouses -- Lighting.
- Lighthouse tenders -- United States.
- Lightships -- United States.
- Beach erosion -- United States.
- Beach erosion.
- Lighthouse tenders.
- United States.