Margaret Bourke-White. Diversion Tunnels, Fort Peck Dam, 1936.

Margaret Bourke-White

"Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936," Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904–1971), Gelatin silver print

Margaret BOURKE-WHITE (American, Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936 - Gelatin silver print [the power of modern technology to dwarf humankind]

Fort Peck Dam, Montana - Omaha District US Army Corps of Engineers

Omaha District > Missions > Dam and Lake Projects > Missouri River Dams > Fort Peck > Recreation Areas

A postmark from Fort Peck Dam (8/13/1934). The Fort Peck post office was initially known as Fort Peck Dam, taking its name from the new dam being built just to the south of the townsite. The post office opened on May 16, 1934; on September 1, 1934 the name was shortened to Fort Peck.

A postmark from Fort Peck Dam (8/13/1934). The Fort Peck post office was initially known as Fort Peck Dam, taking its name from the new dam being built just to the south of the townsite. The post office opened on May 16, 1934; on September 1, 1934 the name was shortened to Fort Peck.

Margaret Bourke-White. Wind Tunnel Construction, Fort Peck Dam, Montana. 1936

Fort Peck photo by Margaret Bourke-White. Lattice like support struts inside a section of a giant pipe which is to be used to divert the flow of the Missouri River during construction of the Fort Peck dam.

Building the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, 1936. Photo: Margaret Bourke-White http://ti.me/1FfCQqW

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"Diversion Tunnels, Fort Peck Dam - Workmen looking over gigantic pipe segments waiting to be installed to divert a section of the Missouri River during construction of the Fort Peck Dam”. 1936. Fort Peck, MT, USA.

"Diversion Tunnels, Fort Peck Dam - Workmen looking over gigantic pipe segments waiting to be installed to divert a section of the Missouri River during construction of the Fort Peck Dam”.

This image of the Fort Peck Dam, Montana, appeared on the cover of the first issue of LIFE - published 79 years ago this week, November 23, 1936. By Margaret Bourke White. Cool.

This image of the Fort Peck Dam, Montana, appeared on the cover of the first issue of LIFE - published 79 years ago this week, November By Margaret Bourke White.

Relief Workers Hanging from Cable in Front of a Giant Beam During the Construction of Fort Peck Dam. Margaret Bourke-White. 1936

Relief Workers Hanging from Cable in Front of a Giant Beam During the Construction of Fort Peck Dam Photographic Print

Fort Peck Dam in Valley County, Montana.

Fort Peck Dam - It is the largest hydraulically filled dam in the United States, and creates Fort Peck Lake, the fifth largest man-made lake in the U.

Exaggeration Grasshopper Shot Near Fort Peck Dam vintage postcard, historic photo

Exaggeration Grasshopper Shot Near Fort Peck Dam vintage postcard, historic photo

Margaret Bourke-White | The New West's new hotspot is a town called 'New Deal, 1936

LIFE's First-Ever Cover Story: Building the Fort Peck Dam, 1936

A shot from LIFE's first cover story, about the building of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. (Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

"Fort Peck Dam, Montana" Cover Photo for Life Magazine's First Issue, November 1936, by Margaret Bourke-White; Ford Motor Company Collection.

"Fort Peck Dam, Montana" Cover Photo for Life Magazine's First Issue, November by Margaret Bourke-White;

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