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Penn Station, New York, Photographs, ca. 1903-1910

Creator:
Pennsylvania Railroad
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Pennsylvania Station
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
Silver gelatin on glass
3.6 cu. ft. : 14 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Stereographs
Place:
(New York, N.Y.)
New York
Date:
1903
1903-1910
ca 1903-1910
20th century
1900-1910
Notes:
Named for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which built the station, Penn Station is the most heavily used train station in America. Plans for the station, and for the PRR's intention to enter New York City by tunnel, were announced in 1901. It was built between 1905 and 1910. It was demolished and rebuilt in the 1960s.
Summary:
Glass plate negatives, stereographs, and unmounted 8" x 10" prints relating to the construction of Penn Station and the Pennsylvania Railroad's work in New York City, including the Station foundations and the East and Hudson River tunnels.
Cite as:
Penn Station, New York, Photographs, ca. 1903-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Tunnels
Railroad stations
Railroads
Local number:
2007.3120 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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