Boston: Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, 1949. 4to. 15 printed leaves in various paper stocks plus 12 original photographs mounted to stiff gray card with typed captions and an additional photograph laid in. Stiff wrappers internally bound with screw brads. Typed paper label at front wrap. Very good with some soil and rubbing to wraps. Light toning to some interior pages. Photographs in fine condition with the exception of the loose photo, which suffers some discoloration. Item #15865
Portfolio for the engineering firm focused on their sewerage work, likely presented to a potential client. Divided between three sections- "Part I-Statement Regarding the Organization of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, the Personnel and Their Experience Records," essentially an "About Us" statement that outlines the company's history and details background information and qualifications for the partners and staff engineers; Part II-"Typical Swerage Projects Upon Which Fay, Spofford & Thorndike Has Served as Engineers" providing illuminating detail on past projects, primarily municipal sewage systems in New England and the northeast; and finally a section of photographs depicting various sewerage elements including pump stations, water treatment facilities and storm drains.