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Catalog Number L2012.0073.0001
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts some of the W. M. Bisson Contracting Business employees in front of a building the firm is constructing located in the McIntyre Block in Laconia, in 1914-1915.

In the foreground is dirt covered ground. In the middleground are thirteen men, sitting and standing, employees of the W. M. Bisson Contracting Business. They are wearing shirts, pants, sweaters, overalls, ties, hats, some have on work aprons. The man in the front row, third from the left is Simmie Clement and to his right is W. M. Bisson. In the background is the edge of a building that the W. M. Bisson Contracting Company Building is constructing, located in the McIntyre Block in Laconia, on the corner of Pleasant Street and Water Street. The building is constructed of brick with wooden scaffolding around the outside. There is a large sign on the building above the workmen stating : " This Building when completed to be used for a business & apartment block to be completed about Mar. 1, 1915. W. M. Bisson. Contractor, Laconia, N.H." On the front is written : "Simmie Clement " and "W.M.B." with arrows pointing up to them in the picture. On the back is written : "1914-1915, McIntyre Block. Corner Pleasant & Water Streets. W.M. Bisson - Gen'l Contractor." and : " Simmie Clement now at St. Francis Home alive & well at age of 95. 6/24/__3". Stamped on the back is : "Reginald A. Bisson, Box 277, Laconia, N.H." and "Riginald A. Bisson, Box 277, Laconia, N.H. 03247"
Earliest Date 1914.0
Latest Date 1915.0
Place Pleasant Street, Water Street, Laconia
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Unknown People
Unknown Men
Bisson, W.M.
Clement, Simmie
Bisson, Reginald
Search Terms Laconia
Pleasant Street
Water Street
McIntyre Block
Bisson General Contractor
W. M. Bisson Contracting
Subjects 1910s
Men
Workers
Working class
Workmen
Construction
Construction companies
Construction equipment
Construction industry
Construction workers
Contractors
Building materials
Buildings
Brickwork
Scaffolding
Signs
Advertising
Shirts
Pants
Overalls
Ties (Neckwear)
Sweaters
Hats
Lumber
Suspenders
Builders
Building
Building companies
Building construction
Business
Businesses