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Drawing of Railroad Cars, Camden & Amboy

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Railroad cars  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3400]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388865

William John Eck: First Pan American Airlines Transatlantic Flight Scrapbook

Extent:
0.33 Cubic Feet (1 scrapbook)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Azores
New York, New York
Date:
June 12, 1939, through April 22, 1940
bulk June 28, 1939, through July 4, 1939
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, "To Europe By Air," assembled by railroad executive William J. Eck to document his trip June 28 to July 4, 1939, on Pan American Airways' (PAA) first transatlantic passenger flight on the Boeing Model 314 Clipper "Dixie Clipper" flying boat and containing information on its crew, passengers, and ports of call.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, "To Europe By Air," assembled by William J. Eck to document his trip on Pan American Airways' (PAA) first transatlantic passenger flight, and containing information on the Boeing Model 314 Clipper "Dixie Clipper" (r/n NC-18605) flying boat and its crew, passengers, and ports of call. The scrapbook is particularly rich in ephemera, with many illustrations trimmed from brochures used to embellish the black paper album pages. Contents include ephemera from the Pennsylvania Railroad (on which Eck started and ended his trip from his home in Washington, D. C.), Pan American Airways (PAA), Air France, Hotel Aviz (Lisbon), Splendide Hotel (Marseille), Hotel Plaza-Athenée (Paris), and various tourist sites; photographs; telegrams; greeting cards; maps; menus; post cards; postage stamps; a first day cover; newspaper clippings (predominantly in English, but also in Portuguese and French); PAA receipts and press releases; copy photographs of Eck's PAA tickets, ticket folder, and baggage claim check; photographs of commemorative cigarette cases presented to Eck and PAA pilot R. O. D. Sullivan; and clippings and ephemera relating fellow passengers' stories: Russell Sabor, James McVittie (who continued on to Chicago immediately after landing in New York on the return trip), Gwladys Whitney (Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney), Anne Lyon Haight (Mrs. Sherman Post Haight, who also flew aboard the Clipper that inaugurated the mail route between North and South America in 1931). Also included is a transcript of interviews with the passengers recorded on board the "Dixie Clipper" during the eastbound flight: Russell Sabor, William J. Eck, Mrs. Sherman Haight, Captain Torkild Rieber, Clara Adams, C. V. Whitney, Mrs. Juan Trippe, Mr. and Mrs. Graham B. Grosvenor, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. McDonnell, Roger Lapham, James McVittie, and Louis Gimbel; and on the westbound flight: J. Carroll Cone (Manager of the Atlantic Division of Pan American Airways Company).
Arrangement:
The scrapbook is arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
William John Eck (1876-1957) graduated from Iowa State University in 1895 with a degree in electrical engineering and went to work in the telephone industry. In 1898, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Eck joined the United States Army and was sent to the Philippines; after a year Eck transferred to the U.S. Quartermaster Department and spent his next three years at sea, eventually making a trip around the world. After leaving the Army, Eck switched to the railroad business, joining the Southern Railway in 1905. Over time, travel—particularly air travel—became a serious hobby for Eck, and by the early 1930s, he had become a pioneer passenger on several early airline routes. In 1931, after chatting to Pan American Airways (PAA) pilots on a flight to Santiago, Chile, Eck contacted PAA to apply for a ticket on PAA's first transatlantic passenger flight, whenever that might occur. Eight years later, Eck was delighted to be contacted by PAA with the news that he had been designated Passenger No. 1 on the historic flight, departing Port Washington, New York, on Wednesday, June 28, 1939, aboard the Boeing Model 314 "Dixie Clipper." The flight, carrying 22 passengers, was made via Horta, Azores, with an overnight stay at Lisbon, Portugal, on June 29, finishing at Marseille, France, on June 30. Eck continued on to Paris via a land-based Air France flight. Eck and many of the outbound passengers were also on the return flight of the "Dixie Clipper," departing Marseilles on Sunday, July 2, and following the same route to return to New York on Tuesday, July 4, 1939. At the time of the flight Eck, a resident of Washington, D. C., was Assistant to the Vice President, Southern Railway Company. The newspapers noted that Eck, a widower who had recently married his second wife, Emily Magdalene Kleb, three months earlier on March 20, 1939, was unable to take her along on the flight as he had only the single ticket bought well before their marriage.
Provenance:
Unknown gift, circa 1940-1967.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc. -- Memorabilia  Search this
Boeing Model 314 Clipper Family  Search this
Citation:
William John Eck: First Pan American Airlines Transatlantic Flight Scrapbook, Acc. XXXX.0309, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0309
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0309
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Memoir

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927 - 1927
Scope and Contents:
Based on diary, letters to his mother, written in 1973
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref256
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Diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1933
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref259
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Arrival of Railroad Car for NMHT Railroad Hall

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Railroad Hall (NMHT)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Southern Railroad  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 9.5w x 7.5h ; Type of Image: Event; Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Event
Photographic print
Object
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1961
Topic:
Steam locomotives  Search this
Trains  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Moving of artifacts  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Construction (Buildings)  Search this
Workmen  Search this
Construction workers  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-2174
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12031

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

Coal Mine Tipple with Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad Cars

Maker:
Hussey, Walter J.  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
photograph
glass plate negative
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Dillonvale
Date made:
1903
Credit Line:
Gift from Walter John Hussey
ID Number:
2011.0090.17
Accession number:
2011.0090
Catalog number:
2011.0090.17
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Walter J. Hussey Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1404825

Vin Fiz Special Log Pages

Collection Creator:
Howard, Fred.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Fred Howard Vin Fiz Special Papers, NASM.2007.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fred Howard Vin Fiz Special Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2007-0002-ref11
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Exterior View of Iron Works with Railroad Cars in View

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, Fred. P (Frederic Perkins) 1855-1921  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
a United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy and Economic Geology  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Mineral industries  Search this
Iron foundries  Search this
Metallurgy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3823]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390104

Boston and Maine Railroad, Fairbanks, Morse Locomotive and Passenger Cars

Collection Creator:
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Reel 5725, Frame 74-91
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1958
Scope and Contents note:
(photographs of plan and completed project)
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm for this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Marcel Breuer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marcel Breuer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-breumarc-ref818

Model of Railroad Sail Car

Measurements:
overall-from catalog card: 8 1/2 in x 18 1/4 in x 9 in; 21.59 cm x 46.355 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 9 1/8 in x 18 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 46.355 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
sail car
railroad, sail car, model
model, railroad sail car
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329096
Catalog number:
329096
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847258

Railroad Cap Badge, Brakeman, used on Western Maryland Railroad

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 1.905 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
railroad cap badge
Associated place:
United States: Maryland, Hagerstown
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
1996.0107.33
Catalog number:
1996.0107.33
Accession number:
1996.0107
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1180742

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

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Porter's Cap

Associated institution:
Louisville and Nashville Railroad  Search this
Maker:
Becker Tailoring Co.  Search this
Object Name:
cap, porter's
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
African American  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Henry Taylor
ID Number:
1985.0552.01
Accession number:
1985.0552
Catalog number:
1985.0552.01
85.0552.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844632
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Journal about vacation trip

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1935
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref260
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Diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1939
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref262
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Memoir

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1933; 1934-1940
Scope and Contents:
An account of Mr. Craton's life from his birth on June 23, 1902 to January 1, 1924. Written in 1972, from old letters, genealogical materials collected by Mr. Craton's mother and memory.
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref253
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Presentation of Railroad Car

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
July 17, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1550]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372569

Installation of Railroad Car in NMHT

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Railroad Hall (NMHT)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Object;; Medium: Photographic print Number of Images: 1;
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Event
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1961
Topic:
Trains  Search this
Moving of artifacts  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Steam locomotives  Search this
Southern Railroad  Search this
Workmen  Search this
Construction workers  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Construction (Buildings)  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0465 and SA-912
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7540

21c Railroad Mail Car single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2265
Medium:
paper; ink (olive green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 16, 1988
Topic:
Trains  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.89
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.89

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