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Concerning Railroads

Artist:
Jack J. Greitzer, born New York City 1910-died 1989  Search this
Medium:
crayon and chalk on paper
Dimensions:
sight 19 1/4 x 27 1/4 in. (48.9 x 69.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Cityscape  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\train  Search this
Figure male\knee length  Search this
Occupation\industry\railroad  Search this
Object\furniture\clock  Search this
Object\written matter\map  Search this
Architecture Exterior\civic\railroad station  Search this
Occupation\service\porter  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Object number:
1965.18.21
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.18.21

Bond for the hire of enslaved man named Harry by the Virginia Central Railroad

Created by:
Virginia Central Railroad Company, 1850 - 1868  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (7.9 x 17.1 cm)
Type:
labor and material bonds
Date:
1852
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Transportation  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2011.51.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.51.15
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The / Republic of Mexico / and / Railroads, / A Brief Review of Her Past History and / Present Condition. / A New Era Dawning Upon the Republic. [pamphlet]

Author:
Gorsuch, Robert B  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 9-1/8" x 5-7/8"
Type:
Pamphlets
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1881
19th Century
19th century
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Local number:
AC0060-0001259.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher
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Railroads series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1832-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_298752

Railroads on Parade

Measurements:
overall: 12 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 3/16 in; 32.385 cm x 24.765 cm x .47625 cm
Object Name:
book
ID Number:
1982.0187.01422
Catalog number:
1982.0187.01422
Accession number:
1982.0187
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1888164
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Railroad Switch Lamp, ca 1900 - 1940s

User:
Michigan Central Railroad  Search this
Maker:
Peter Gray & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 17 in x 9 in x 9 in; 43.18 cm x 22.86 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
lamp, railroad switch
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Associated place:
United States: New Jersey, Demarest
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Safety  Search this
ID Number:
1989.0687.01
Catalog number:
1989.0687.01
Accession number:
1989.0687
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1057264

Maps of American Railroads

Collection Collector:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
White, John H., 1933-  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, ca. 1830-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0523-ref789

Reports of railroads for the year ending Nov. 30, 1861

Author:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana  Search this
Physical description:
69 v. in 1 ; 24 cm
Type:
Statistics
Place:
United States
Date:
1861
1862
1861-1862]
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Call number:
HE2713 .R42 1861
HE2713.R42 1861
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332974

Railroad Conductor's Case

Physical Description:
leather (covering material)
steel (overall material)
brass (lock material)
Object Name:
Case, Railroad Conductor's
Date made:
ca 1860
Used date:
ca 1860s
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
ID Number:
TR.334930
Catalog number:
334930
Accession number:
315321
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843150

Railroads series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, circa 1832-1977

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969  Search this
Subject:
Albany and Susquehanna Railroad Company  Search this
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Central Vermont Railway Co  Search this
Concord & Claremont Railroad  Search this
Contoocook Valley Railroad  Search this
Illinois Central Railroad Company  Search this
Northern Railroad Company (N.H.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad  Search this
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co  Search this
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company  Search this
Southern Pacific Railroad Company  Search this
Sullivan Railroad Company  Search this
Union Pacific Railroad Company  Search this
b Vermont Central Railroad  Search this
Physical description:
45 cubic feet (135 boxes)
Type:
Advertisements
Articles
Business records
Correspondence
Financial records
Guidebooks
Maps
Patents
Periodicals
Photographs
Postcards
Reports
Tickets
Date:
1832
1977
circa 1832-1977
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Railroads--Equipment and Supplies  Search this
Railroad travel  Search this
Digital ID:
http://sirismm.si.edu/siris/blank.gif
Restrictions & Rights:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves and use assistance when dealing with oversize materials
The Warshaw Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be approved by Archives Center staff
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287799

Cumberland Valley Railroad Steam Locomotive, Pioneer

Maker:
Seth Wilmarth  Search this
Union Works  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 11 3/16 ft x 26 ft x 7 1/4 ft; 3.41376 m x 7.9248 m x 2.2098 m
Object Name:
locomotive
locomotive, full size
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Used:
United States: Maryland, Hagerstown
United States: Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Date made:
1851
Used date:
1851-1948
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Technology  Search this
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
ID Number:
TR.317547.01
Accession number:
230385
Catalog number:
317547.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_875724

Railroad Cap Badge, Brakeman, Southern Pacific Railroad

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
railroad cap badge
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
TR.333722
Catalog number:
333722
Accession number:
304341
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843118

Railroad Cap Badge, Conductor, Utica & Schenectady Railroad

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
railroad cap badge
Date made:
ca 1850
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Travel  Search this
Adornment  Search this
ID Number:
TR.333734
Catalog number:
333734
Accession number:
304200
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843122

Railroad Cap Badge, Conductor, Southern Pacific Railroad

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
railroad cap badge
Date made:
ca 1950
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Travel  Search this
Adornment  Search this
ID Number:
TR.333723
Catalog number:
333723
Accession number:
304341
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843123

Railroad Cap Badge, Conductor, Michigan Central Railroad

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 3 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 8.5725 cm
Object Name:
railroad cap badge
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Travel  Search this
Adornment  Search this
ID Number:
TR.334932
Catalog number:
334932
Accession number:
315321
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843120

Railroad Hand-Signal Lantern, 1989

Maker:
Star Headlight & Lantern Company  Search this
Physical Description:
stainless steel (latern body material)
stainless steel (sliding electrical switch material)
Object Name:
lantern, hand signal
Date made:
1989-06-22
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
electricity  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Star Headlight & Lantern Company, Inc. (through David W. Jacobs)
ID Number:
1989.0610.01
Accession number:
1989.0610
Catalog number:
1989.0610.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Communications
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687529

Model of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad’s Lancaster

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in; 16.51 cm x 8.255 cm x 29.845 cm
Object Name:
model locomotive
model, locomotive
Locomotive and Tender, Lancaster, 1843
Associated Place:
United States: New York
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
1834
Lancaster locomotive constructed:
1834
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
ID Number:
TR.325994
Catalog number:
325994
Accession number:
257974
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1302459
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Railroad Hand-Signal Lantern, 1920s-40s.

Object Name:
lantern, hand signal
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
ID Number:
TR.335004
Accession number:
315303
Catalog number:
335004
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Communications
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843167

Railroad Hand-Signal Lantern, 1930s-40s

Maker:
Handlan Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/4 in x 8 in x 6 1/4 in; 36.195 cm x 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm
Object Name:
lantern, hand signal
Subject:
Railroad Stations  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Credit Line:
William E. Geoghegan
ID Number:
TR.335441
Accession number:
321691
Catalog number:
335441
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Communications
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687534

Railroad Station Agent Hand-Signal Lantern, 1930s-40s

Maker:
Handlan Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 7/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 35.2425 cm x 20.955 cm x 16.8275 cm
Object Name:
lantern, hand signal
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Railroad Stations  Search this
Credit Line:
William E. Geoghegan
ID Number:
TR.335440
Catalog number:
335440
Accession number:
321691
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Communications
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_841602

Railroad Hand-Signal Lantern, 1870s-80s

Maker:
Adams & Westlake Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in; 26.67 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
lantern, hand signal
Date made:
1970-1989
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
ID Number:
TR.322916
Catalog number:
322916
Accession number:
249870
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Communications
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687533
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