Railroad photograph collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
Two small groups of railroad photographs. There are 15 mounted modern reproductions relating to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, including shots of the meeting with the Central Pacific line at Promontory, Utah, May 10, 1869. The second group of 34 snapshots and postcards shows railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks, apparently taken in Wisconsin ca. 1913-1914.
- Creation: approximately 1868-1914
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Railroad photograph collection is open for research; the collection is available in the Special Collections Reading Room. (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
Railroad photograph collection is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org.
0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)
Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.
Arranged in 2 folders.
Collection Stack Location
1 1 2
Union Pacific: donor unknown. Wisconsin collection: gift of Roberta Troup, 1974.
Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.
- Inventory of the Railroad photograph collection, approximately 1868-1914
- Virginia Hay Smith, 2008
- Language of description
- Script of description