The Sewer Pipe Gang
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Sewer Pipe Gang 1890 / Strawbery Banke Museum ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

With the city streets again torn up, this photo seems an apt tribute. What can be accomplished rapidly today with a small crew and a backhoe, once took 100 men with picks and shovels. This 1890s-era group posed on Pleasant Street in front of old Unitarian Church (erected 1807) -- now gone the way of these hardworking Portsmouth laborers.


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1890s Portsmouth Road Gang / Strawbery Banke Archive

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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