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Name Grand Coulee Dam

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Image of 2008.027.0001 - Postcard

2008.027.0001 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC Ellis photo postcard with white border. "Completed Dam" in white on bottom of image. "Pub By Ellis / 11910" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of illustration of a completed Grand Coulee Dam, WA with hills and vegetation in background. Reverse of card: " POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. Canceled United States of America Industry Agriculture For Defense one cent stamp in stamp box. "Dearce (illegible): I had thot I'd get / a good long letter off to / you - I think of you all / every day. Am here / for this PM. Am leaving / Spokane at 7 AM. tomorrow / for home - Hope this finds / You all well. Love / Aunt Jessie" in in

Image of 2008.027.0002 - Postcard

2008.027.0002 - Postcard

Black and white RPPC photo postcard with white border. "16-506 Length of Spillway 1,650 ft. Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." in white on bottom of image. "Sawyers" in white in proper lower left hand corner. Image of Grand Coulee Dam with road, telephone pole, and cars in parking lot in foreground; hills and vegetation in background. Reverse of card: " POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. Canceled George Washington one cent stamp in stamp box. "Coulee Dam Oct. 17. / We are spending night / here. Seattle tomorrow. / Nancy Lee telegraphed me / Spokane about Ed Lyman / and I called N. last evening. / It was so good to hear / her voice. Your letter was / at Hawleys' fo

Image of 2008.027.0003 - Postcard

2008.027.0003 - Postcard

Black and white postcard of map of Columbia Basin Project in Washington. Map shows portion of Washington state with the Columbia Basin Project highlighted. The image of Washington is shown with north at the bottom of card looking south. Town names, bodies of water, Yakima Irrigation Project, and Grand Coulee Dam are named. "Perspective View - Columbia Basin Project" and "Pub by Ellis / 1942" in white lettering along top edge of postcard. Reverse of card: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS" printed on top half of postcard. "EKC / PLACE / STAMP / HERE" in stamp box. Reverse of postcard has no stamp, address, or correspondence.

Image of 2002.011.0006 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0006 - 2002.011.

Joint stone used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0001 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0001 - 2002.011.

Large trowel flat-bladed for spreading and leveling cement - used to trowel large areas. Used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0002 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0002 - 2002.011.

Wood float used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0003 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0003 - 2002.011.

Finishing trowel used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0004 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0004 - 2002.011.

Finishing trowel used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0005 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0005 - 2002.011.

Edging tool used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0007 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0007 - 2002.011.

Smoothing trowel used in the building of Grand Coulee Dam by Ed Ebel.

Image of 2002.011.0008 - 2002.011.

2002.011.0008 - 2002.011.

Two protective knee coverings used when doing cement work. Used by Ed Ebel in the building of Grand Coulee Dam.

Image of 2001.004.0002 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0002 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Second slide of series (color), "Map of the most active part of the Columbia Basin, with location of the Grand Coulee Dam at the very top." Image of a mostly yellow map of the Columbia Basin Irrigation System with the Grand Coulee Dam, water sources, wasteways, and siphons of the Columbia Basin labeled. "Map" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on other side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0013 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0013 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Thirteenth slide of series (color), "At the conclusion of the lecture, the audience, for a small fee, is given a trip through the dam itself. Here is a typical crowd that is conducted hourly during the tourist season." A large group of men and women, who range in age of child to senior, are lined up outside a building. The majority of the pictured people appear Caucasian. Hill and wall and possible vehicle in background. "Trip through the dam" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Ba

Image of 2001.004.0018 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0018 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Eighteenth slide of series (color), "The switch yard on the south side, where transformers and numerous wires send out the power created by the dam over a vast network in the northwest." Picture of transformers with a dirt road in foreground and hills in background. "Power Switch Yard" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0008 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0008 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Eighth slide of series (color), "But to change all this desert to productive farms was the Coulee Dam built to raise the Columbia River 550 feet, which will eventually provide nearly two million kilowatts of power, and water enough to irrigate over a million acres of sagebrush wasteland." Image of a dam with hills in background. Four people (three probable Caucasian women and one probable Caucasian male) with their backs to the camera, are watching the dam. The people are standing on a rocky and grassy hill overlooking the dam. "Grand Coulee Dam" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPAREN

Image of 2001.004.0009 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0009 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Ninth slide of series (color), "A closer view of the Coulee Dam, showing the main spillway, parts of the two power houses, one on either side, and the impounded water behind the Dam that reaches to the Canadian border, 151 miles away." A close up image of a dam with hills in background. Land near dam with buildings can be seen. "Spillway G.C. dam" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0010 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0010 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Tenth slide of series (color), "A close side view of the completed Dam, showing the north power house, spillway, and the 12 huge pipes that convey the water from the pumps to the equalization reservoir 280 feet above the lake level." A close up image of a dam with hills in background. "Grand Coulee Dam & Power house" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0011 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0011 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Eleventh slide of series (color), "A bust of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt is in a little park on the north end of the dam. It was through his interest and insistence that the dam was begun in 1935, and finished in 1942." A probable concrete statue in a concrete framed pond. Mid 1950's automobiles and unknown structure in background. "Bust of F.D. Roosevelt" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0019 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0019 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Nineteenth slide of series (color), "This picture shows the top of the spillway and the Roosevelt Lake that extends upstream for 151 miles to the Canadian border, flooding many former towns and small farms." Picture of transformers, dam, and Lake Roosevelt with hills in background. "Lake Roosevelt - back of dam" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0012 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0012 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Twelfth slide of series (color), "During most of the year, tourists who flock there in large numbers can listen to an interesting lecture which explains the history of the construction and present operation of the dam." A large group of men and women, who range in age of child to senior, are gathered around a booth listening to a man talking on a microphone. The majority of the pictured people appear Caucasian. Clock and window in background. "Tourists Listen" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development o