1920s Rikers Island Landfill Operations -- Scene #3: Overall View

Scene #3 shows huge clawed clam-type shovels at work on lined-up barges loaded with solid waste materials to be used as island fill. Jutting from the water on the far right: hardware for the shoal "cribwork" designed to hold the fill from which the "land" was to rise from the river.

Hand written on the back of the photo are these words: "Diggers #3 & 4 and Clean-Up diggers at Rikers Island. July 19, 1921."

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