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Boston & Albany Railroad Company photographic collection, 1890s-ca. 1920

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Title:
Boston & Albany Railroad Company photographic collection, 1890s-ca. 1920
Description:
The Boston & Albany Railroad Photographic Collection consists of more than 2,500 original negatives and study prints. These images constitute a record of the company's construction activities, rolling stock, stations, and specialized equipment from the late 1890s until approximately 1920. While the collection is of great interest in regard to railroad history, it also holds value as a resource for architectural history. Many towns throughout Massachusetts are revealed as they were seen along the tracks. There is also extensive coverage of the rail facilities attached to the piers of the Cunard Lines in East Boston and of the building of stations in Framingham, Worcester, and Pittsfield. Other locations are also well-represented, such as Boston, Allston, and Newton. Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 13.
Date:
1890–1925
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
black-and-white negatives
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC015: Boston & Albany Railroad Company photographic collection, 1890s-ca. 1920
Subjects:
railroads
railroad stations
rolling stock
trains (vehicle groupings)
construction (assembling)
piers (marine landings)
Boston and Albany Railroad Co.
Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonEast Boston
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Framingham
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Worcester
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)Pittsfield
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonAllston
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Newton
Extent:
ca. 2,500 photographic prints : black-and-white; ca. 2,500 photographic negatives : black-and-white
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Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
171267
Call #:
PC015