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Date Created1830-1998
DescriptionOne of the many feature of nineteenth century canals was the Swing Bridge. These bridges crossed the canal and allowed traffic from one side to the other. Usually these bridges operated from the...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1830-1998
Description32” actuating lever. It was located at the top of the [miter] gates and was used by the locktender to open the wickets – there were several on each gate. Each wicket was connected to the...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), The Industrial Revolution (1870-1900)
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Date Created1942-06
DescriptionPumps like the one featured here were the sole source of water at the FSA camp. Access to uncontaminated water posed another concern to reformers.
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1942-06
DescriptionThe Farm Security Administration, which operated the camp at Big Oaks, constructed housing using materials not affected by wartime shortages.These structures typically housed guestworkers from the...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1942-06
DescriptionToilets installed over pits were among the many sanitary concerns that surrounded living conditions in the migrant labor camps. Visitors to the camp commented on the unbearable smell that emanated...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1942-06
DescriptionPrefabricated houses - located in "Field no. 16" - were preferred residences at Seabrook, and in 1943 and 1944 housed white Southern migrant workers and their families. Though small and made of flimsy...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1942-06
DescriptionA worker stands outside of a barn in the Big Oaks FSA migrant labor camp in Bridgeton, NJ.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1942-06
DescriptionTent housing at the FSA migrant labor camp was occupied mainly by black workers from the U.S. South. These workers typically received the worst housing accommodations.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)