Levittown Construction Photograph Collection

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Title

Levittown Construction Photograph Collection

Subject

Construction equipment
Levittown, NY--History
Long Island--History
Suburbs--United States
Dwellings--United States--Design and Construction
Dwellings--New York (State)--Levittown--History

Description

Collection is comprised of largely 8x10 black and white photos taken circa 1948. The photographs depict construction workers and craftsmen engaged in a variety of tasks, including street paving, painting, pouring concrete, and operating heavy machinery, in Levittown and the surrounding areas. Also included are photographs of construction supplies, vehicles, and equipment. In addition, a particularly noteworthy photograph shows individuals signing rental leases or homeowner's contracts.

Creator

Michael O'Connor

Date

c. 1948-c. 1970s

Contributor

Michael Curtis

Rights

Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Coverage

Levittown, NY

Items in the Levittown Construction Photograph Collection Collection

Contract Signing Day
A photograph of people signing rental and homeowner contracts for homes in Levittown, NY on August 18, 1949.

Crews working on lawns of Levitt houses
Work crews working on the lawns outside of completed Levittown homes. One worker pushing a wheelbarrow is in the foreground.

Crew working on lawn of a Levitt house
A work crew working on the lawn of a finished Levittown home.

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