Photograpas: photograph album of local scenes and construction projects in various towns, in Brazil.

c. 1923.

Price: $450.00

About the item

62 black and white photos mostly 4.25” x 2.5”mounted to the leaves of the album, 33 photos include handwritten captions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. STONE & WEBSTER CO. IN BRAZIL. Black marbled paper covers, leaves disbound, some chipping to leaves, some photos faded, but otherwise a very good collection.

Item #304773

A collection of photos of mostly local scenes, as well as construction projects and employees of Stone & Webster Co., and subsidiary, and Brightman & Co., Inc. Photos include William T. McCaskey and Mayor of Codo on mule; handcars transporting passengers and baggage to Coroata; Sao Luiz harbor, Britto Passos, engineer for the state of Maranhaos; Caxios cotton workers leaving mill; Hotel Cunha in Caxios; planting of babassu tree; Grajahu River; bridge at Anil; and more.

Charles Stone (1867-?) and Edwin Webster (1867-1950) started their careers together as engineering consultants in Massachusetts, and soon became major players in the nation's booming electric and transportation utilities. By the early 1900s their company, Stone & Webster, was designing and constructing power plants in six states and operating lighting and streetcar systems. By 1910 fourteen percent of the nation's electrical generating capacity had been designed, engineered, and built by Stone & Webster. The company went public in 1929, and continued to grow and diversify throughout the 20th century. In 2000, the company was acquired by the Shaw Group and then by Technip in 2012.