Meet Us Half-Way (c. early–1920s)
These shots depict the workers who built the Ayers Island Hydro Station in Bristol, NH. Ayers Island went online in 1924, so these photos were probably taken around 1922 or so. It’s interesting to see “inside” the 80-foot dam at what looks like a cross-section.
Ayers Island is PSNH’s northernmost hydro station in the Merrimack River Basin, and also the highest dam on the river. You might know it as the home of PSNH’s popular Osprey Cam.
Here’s a similar shot of Eastman Falls in Franklin.