Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC Photo-0001
Overview This collection contains an incomplete series of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell under the direction of Herman Haupt. These photographs capture different methods for the construction and deconstruction of bridges and other engineering projects implemented during the Civil War to aid military transportation. These photographs are described in detail by Haupt in the accompanying text volume. A series of images, many of which appear to be illustrations of scenes depicted in the photographs,...
Identifier: SC MS 0275
Scope and Contents The collection contains approximately 384 documents (deeds, titles, indentures, correspondence and leases) for anthracite coal lands, 40 envelopes, 20 maps, two pamphlets, one photogravure, and one large colored "painting." In general, the items are dusty, stained, crumpled, and some are very fragile.The earliest date mentioned in the documents is 1773 (Tomlinson survey of land) referred to in a later dated deed to the most recent items from the Peca Coal Company dated 1962. The...
Identifier: SC photo-0021
Overview John Reid, the acknowledged photographer of this picture, was in his lifetime known as a pioneer photographer of the “Iron Horse” (steam locomotives). He introduced the convention of taking the photographs “from a position just ahead of the smoke box” in the late 1850s. This angle is apparent in this photograph as the 4-4-0 steam locomotive positioned on the Harlem Bridge. The bridge is an example of a Post box-truss type developed by Simeon S. Post in 1863. Based on information printed on...