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Hydroelectric Power Collection

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Missouri River, below Great Falls, Montana, c1897. Creator: Unknown

Missouri River, below Great Falls, Montana, c1897. Creator: Unknown
Missouri River, below Great Falls, Montana, c1897. Named by William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805, most water is now diverted to a hydroelectric plant at the Ryan Dam

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Roosevelt Dam, Arizona - Salt River Project of Bureau of Reclamation, Dedication Scene, 1912

Roosevelt Dam, Arizona - Salt River Project of Bureau of Reclamation, Dedication Scene, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Roosevelt Dam, Arizona - Salt River Project of Bureau of Reclamation, Dedication Scene, 1912. Dam named after President Theodore Roosevelt, serving mainly for irrigation, water supply

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Minidoka Project - U.S. Reclamation Bureau. Minidoka Dam, One Mile Long...Idaho

Minidoka Project - U.S. Reclamation Bureau. Minidoka Dam, One Mile Long...Idaho, 1912 Creator: Harris & Ewing
Minidoka Project - U.S. Reclamation Bureau. Minidoka Dam, One Mile Long. Power Plant in Distance, Minidoka, Idaho, 1912

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Alternators made in Budapest, Hungary, in the power generating hall of a... between 1905-1915

Alternators made in Budapest, Hungary, in the power generating hall of a... between 1905-1915
Alternators made in Hungary, in the power generating hall of a hydroelectric station in Iolotan on the Murghab River, between 1905 and 1915. Factory Interior with Electrical Generators

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Saint Paul dam in Deviatiny [Russian Empire], 1909. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Saint Paul dam in Deviatiny [Russian Empire], 1909. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Saint Paul dam in Deviatiny [Russian Empire], 1909. Russian chemist and photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944) was a pioneer in colour photography which he used to document early

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Eight generator units in the generator room of a new... Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. 1942

Eight generator units in the generator room of a new... Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. 1942
Eight generator units in the generator room of a new addition to TVAs hydroelectric plant at Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Generator works at the winding of a generator stator... Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. 1942

Generator works at the winding of a generator stator... Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. 1942
Generator works at the winding of a generator stator in a new addition to TVAs hydroelectric plant at Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Men working on telephone lines, probably near a TVA dam hydroelectric plant, 1942

Men working on telephone lines, probably near a TVA dam hydroelectric plant, 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Men working on telephone lines, probably near a TVA dam hydroelectric plant

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Generator hall of the powerhouse, Chickamauga Dam, Tenn. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Generator hall of the powerhouse, Chickamauga Dam, Tenn. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Generator hall of the powerhouse, Chickamauga Dam, Tenn. The dam, located near Chattanooga, 471 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, has an authorized power installation of 81, 000 kw

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Checking the alignment of a turbine shaft at the top of the guide... Watts Bar Dam, Tenn. 1942

Checking the alignment of a turbine shaft at the top of the guide... Watts Bar Dam, Tenn. 1942
Checking the alignment of a turbine shaft at the top of the guide bearing in TVAs hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tenn

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Transmission line towers and high tension lines that... Wilson Dam... near Sheffield, Ala. 1942

Transmission line towers and high tension lines that... Wilson Dam... near Sheffield, Ala. 1942
Transmission line towers and high tension lines that carry current generated at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, near Sheffield, Ala

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA s... Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee, 1942

Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA s... Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee, 1942
Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVAs hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Located 530 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Switchyard at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, vicinity of Sheffield, Ala, 1942

Switchyard at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, vicinity of Sheffield, Ala, 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Switchyard at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, vicinity of Sheffield, Ala. 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Section of one of the switchyards from which high... Wilson Dam... Sheffield vicinity, Ala. 1942

Section of one of the switchyards from which high... Wilson Dam... Sheffield vicinity, Ala. 1942
Section of one of the switchyards from which high tension lines carry current generated at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, Sheffield vicinity, Ala

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Transformer at TVAs Chickamauga Dam near Chattanooga, Tenn. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Transformer at TVAs Chickamauga Dam near Chattanooga, Tenn. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Transformer at TVAs Chickamauga Dam near Chattanooga, Tenn

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Switch yard at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, vicinity of Sheffield, Ala. 1942

Switch yard at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, vicinity of Sheffield, Ala. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Switch yard at TVAs Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant, vicinity of Sheffield, Ala. 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Central tower from which cable buckets carry materials used in... of Shasta dam, CA, 1942

Central tower from which cable buckets carry materials used in... of Shasta dam, CA, 1942. Creator: Russell Lee
Central tower from which cable buckets carry materials used in the construction of Shasta dam, California

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Shasta dam under construction, California, 1942. Creator: Russell Lee

Shasta dam under construction, California, 1942. Creator: Russell Lee
Shasta dam under construction, California

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Insulators and transmission wires in the switchyard of the TVAs Chickamauga Dam

Insulators and transmission wires in the switchyard of the TVAs Chickamauga Dam, located near Chattanooga, 471 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Transmission towers in the switchyard of TVAs Chickamauga Dam, near Chattanooga, Tenn. 1942

Transmission towers in the switchyard of TVAs Chickamauga Dam, near Chattanooga, Tenn. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Transmission towers in the switchyard of TVAs Chickamauga Dam, near Chattanooga, Tenn

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Wilson Dam, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

Wilson Dam, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
Wilson Dam, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, c1930s. Construction of the Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River began in 1918 and was completed in 1924 under Hugh L

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Breakwater, Ramapo, 1874. Creator: A. Measom

Breakwater, Ramapo, 1874. Creator: A. Measom
Breakwater, Ramapo, 1874. Dam on the Ramapo, a tributary of the Pompton River, northern New Jersey, USA....the Ramapo River, a stream which finds its way between high hills

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Goulburn Weir, Wahring, 1901. Creator: Unknown

Goulburn Weir, Wahring, 1901. Creator: Unknown
Goulburn Weir, Wahring, 1901. Goulburn Weir built c1887-1891 across the Goulburn River was the first major diversion structure built for irrigation development in Australia

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Genesee Falls, Rochester, N. Y. c1897. Creator: Unknown

Genesee Falls, Rochester, N. Y. c1897. Creator: Unknown
Genesee Falls, Rochester, N.Y. c1897. The Pont De Rennes bridge over one of three waterfalls on the Genesee River, used to power industry with falling water

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Spokane Falls, Washington, c1897. Creator: Unknown

Spokane Falls, Washington, c1897. Creator: Unknown
Spokane Falls, Washington, c1897.The Monroe Street Dam was completed in 1890, and was the first dam built on the Spokane River

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Air View of Saluda Dam showing Lake Murray, S. C. 1942. Creator: Unknown

Air View of Saluda Dam showing Lake Murray, S. C. 1942. Creator: Unknown
Air View of Saluda Dam showing Lake Murray, S.C. 1942. From " Souvenir of the Beautiful Carolinas". [Curt Teich & Co. Chicago, 1942]

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Genesee Falls, Rochester, New York State, USA, c1900. Creator: Unknown

Genesee Falls, Rochester, New York State, USA, c1900. Creator: Unknown
Genesee Falls, Rochester, New York State, USA, c1900. The High Falls on the Genesee River powered Rochesters industrial development. The falls continue to provide hydroelectric power

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Stornoway Water Wheel, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2009

Stornoway Water Wheel, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2009. This water wheel is part of a restored watermill originally built in 1816 but destroyed by fire in 1890

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: The Boulder Dam, USA, 1938

The Boulder Dam, USA, 1938. Churchmans cigarette card, from a series titled Modern Wonders [WA & AC Churchman, Great Britain & Ireland, 1938]

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station, USSR, 1970s

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station, USSR, 1970s. Built on the Yenisei River in southern Siberia, the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectic plant is the sixth largest hydrolectric plant in the world

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Reservoir near Ain Draham

Reservoir near Ain Draham, Tunisia

Background imageHydroelectric Power Collection: Hydroelectric power station near Tashkent

Hydroelectric power station near Tashkent, at that point in the USSR


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