World War, 1914-1918; Trench warfare; Soldiers; Digging; Shovels
French soldier stands and tosses dirt from his shovel as he digs a trench, probably in northeastern France, during World War I. He has a cigarette in his mouth and his jacket is lying on the ground to his left.
Sewers; Excavation; Digging; Construction equipment; Civil engineering
Workers using cranes and jackhammers dig out a path in order to lay down sewer pipes on April 18, 1932. The excavating equipment has "Walter S. Rae" printed on the back. Handwritten on the image in the bottom right corner: 4-18-32. Title...
Row of men, seen as small, dark figures, on snow-covered train tracks with a train to the left of them. The tracks form a narrow valley between two wide expanses of snow with trees in the background. Title: 79. Digging a Train Out of the Snow Colo.
Men use shovels at the base of a deep and wide trench. Gravel is on the side with water running down the center. The trench is supported by tall walls with wood beams above. Title supplied by cataloger.
Construction; Maintenance & repair; Sewers; Pipes (Conduits); Sewerage; Men; Construction workers; Women; Construction workers; Children
A wide trench is being dug at the base of a hill with a house at the top of the hill. Short vertical bars stick out of the bottom of the trench and long wood beams run across the top. Men with shovels are at the site. Next to the trench, a man,...