Streets, Buildings, & Exterior Scenes
Streets, buildings, and shots of desolate areas make up the exterior frames shown in the RG&E lantern slides. Some of them are clearly labeled, serving as maps or points of direction towards understanding the specific locations and their relevance, but most are still pending further inspection.
Some of the slides here are shown in multiple images taken under different lighting conditions, to show details in the slides which were hidden by the black frames.
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Image of a street post, between two houses. Four people are trying to keep it from completely falling by positioning four wooden poles. Details and names unknown. The second photograph is the original and displays the plate in its original shape; while the first is there for defined purposes.
Image of an external view of a factory-like structure and neighboring buildings. Details unknown.
Image of a street pole and a distant building. Details unknown.
Image of a closed off RG&E area. Location unknown. Numerous electricity lines.
Image of electricity lines and two neighboring buildings. Details unknown.
Image of a snowy area with electricity lines and buildings in the far distance. Additional image details are visible in the object shot. Details unknown.
Drawing of control and cascade relay poles going in different directions. Lowden, North, South, and Interlaken are labelled as points of directions.
Image of a neighborhood, with an emphasis on one of the electric lines. There's a person attending to the needs of the electric box, while another person is on the bottom, near a vehicle, and appears to also be working. There are numerous houses present on the right. Details and names unknown.
Image of various trees in a snow-filled area.
Image of a street, with fallen tree branches and glimpses of houses in the peripheral and snowy streets in the front view, with three vehicles in the distance.
Image of a grassy area, surrounding by electricity lines. There's a person, vehicle, and materials on the ground. Details and names unknown.
Image of a snowy area, in front of a railroad, with a few falling electricity lines. On the right, there are two buildings in the distance.
Image of street with numerous buildings, both commercial and residential, and electricity lines. There's a big sign that reads "Butter Krust Bread" in front of one of the buildings on the left of the image.
Image of a fallen elecrtricity line. There are two people observing the damage. Behind the power line are two houses, and in front is a vehicle, possibly a firetruck. It might be connected to the same time that Plate 5:2 was taken. Details and names unknown.
Image of an obscure and small building with a ladder positioned diagnoally on the front of it. On the left of the image, there's machinery.
Image of electrical poles in a field.
Image of machinery in an outdoor construction site.
Image of a street situated next to a railroad line. In the background, there are lectricity lines,buildings, and an advertisement by the Rochester Safety Council, Chamber of Council and Rochester Public Bureau, Monroe County Sheriff. The advertisement is on the public and traffic officials being partners. The building behind the advertisement is named Heckroth Trailer Shop and there's a person walking towards it. There's a glimpse of a street sign on the right of the image.
Map of various streets, each containing additional labels.
Map of a section in the town of Irondequoit, containing additional labels.
Image centered on a street in the wintertime, with trees and buildings on the sides.
Image from a street parallel to Main St. On the left, there's a gas station, Rochester's Municipal Parking, and an optics building. The Kodak Tower is in the center. On the right, there's a store with the name 'Bryan'. Behind it is a building with a sign that says 'GRAND' and a church. There's also an advertisement for Rochester's oil burning system.
Image of three roads, merging into two. There are two cars coming out of the two roads on the right. There's a church-like building, similar to that of the church in Plate 8:18, on the left with parked cars surrounding it.
Drawing of measurements for the Westbound and Eastbound bridges and ramps of the Rochester I-490 Inner Loop, with Allen Street labelled.
Image of electricity lines in a snowy field. There are trees in the background and a small building on the lower right side.
Image of a brick building belonging to RG&E. There's a fence on the right with a sign that reads "No Parking No Driveway."
Image of an electric line in a snowy field. There are trees and posts in the background.
Image of a building being built. The foundation is in place and there's around eight people working on the site. There's a building with arched windows, possibly a church, in the top left of the scene.
Image of a street filled with snow. There are electricity lines on the left, along with a snowy field.
Image of an electricity line in a grassy field, with a couple of trees. There's a small building on the lower right of the image. Appears to be the same subject as Plate 8:23, in a different season.
Drawing of the Genesee River Crossing. The water level, river clamp, and distance from Scottsville Rd to E River Rd are measured. As are the pipes underneath the river. The total weight of the clamp, belting, wrapping, and piping are stated in the center.
Map of the Rochester I-490 Inner Loop with shading on the loop. All of the strees inside and outside of the loop are labeled.
Close-up of an intersection from the Rochester Inner Loop map on Plate 8:42. This map emphasizes the area where the New York Central Station and the New York Central Railroad intersect. The post office and neighboring streets are also shown.
Map with the area from Plate 8:43 is shown, but there's a red line starting from the railroad, going down Franklin St., and then continuing on through University Ave.
Blueprint of "Sectional Elevation on A-A Facing West Bank of River".