TRAIN WRECK: A Collection of Early Photographs

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T R A I N   W R ECK

R a r e P hoto G a l l ery



T R A I N   W R ECK A C o l l e c t i o n o f E a r ly P h o t o g r a p h s

R a r e P h oto G a l l ery

2016


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TRA I N WRECK A C o l l e c t i o n o f E a r ly P h o t o g r a p h s train wreck /trei n/ /rek/ n. 1. An accident or collision involving a train. 2. Slang. A disastrous outcome or occurrence; a catastrophe: “he described the new budget as a fiscal train wreck.” 3. A person or situation that can’t escape an inevitable bad outcome.

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elcome to the beautiful destruction of Train Wrecks, the latest offering of historic photographs by Rare Photo Gallery. With this unique collection, we journey through the dangers of early rail transport and travel. Very early trains were slow, made short runs, and accidents were few, the first recorded accident occurring in 1832 near Quincy, Massachusetts. It wasn’t until 1853 in the US, and 1854 in Canada, with the massive expansion, increased speeds, and newly introduced night runs, that a catastrophe with a major loss of life occurred. Railroad accidents were sometimes caused by human error, but there were often other causes, including such unforeseeable and seemingly trivial hazards as cows on the track. The resulting wrecks can be classified into at least ten categories: derailments; headon collisions; rear-end collisions; bridge disasters; telescopic collisions (often the most devastating, occurring when rail cars are violently forced into and through each other); fires (early on, often caused by gas or oil lighting); running gear failures/hotboxes or broken parts; runaway trains; crossing accidents; and boiler explosions. Beyond the bounds of these categories, the resultant

compelling images leave us to ponder the circumstances that led to such shocking scenes, stories often lost to history. Not without pausing to acknowledge the death and devastation caused by these catastrophes, as we look at the carefully composed images that frame them for posterity, their inherent abstract beauty comes through. With entangled wreckage frozen in time, these captured moments command an aesthetic appreciation of the chaotic, smoldering aftermath of split-seconds of destruction. They present abstract sculptures—masses of twisted metal and splintered wood—and show precarious attempts at salvage and survivors and onlookers milling about, themselves contemplating the wreckage and the loss before them. The photographs presented here are both images and documents, and are often the only surviving records of the events they represent. They leave us with more questions than answers, and in this way also inspire future research that can help flesh out the lost or forgotten parts of a compelling early history of rail systems in North America.

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001 wash out at wentworth , 1879 unknown

c. 1879 albumen cabinet card mount: 3 7/8 x 6 ¼ in. (9.8 x 15.9 cm) image: 4 ¼ x 6 ½ in. (10.8 x 16.5 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Wash out at Wentworth Jan [?] 1879; ink: BOSTON, CONCORD, AND MONTREAL RR / WRECK AT WENTWORTH, N.H. CAUSED / BY WASHOUT. / LOCOMOTIVES “FRANCONIA” AND / “MOOSILAUKE” / 1879

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002 two prints : derailment on hillside in woods unknown photographer

c. 1910 two gelatin silver prints; postcards each approx.: print: 3 3/8 x 5 ½ in. (8.6 x 14 cm) image: 3 x 5 in. (7.6 x 12.7 cm) Train markings: B & M

003 rear - end collision a. f. clark (granite block, barre, vt.)

c. 1890 albumen cabinet card mount: 5 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. (13 x 21.3 cm) image: 4 ½ x 7 ¾ in. (11.4 x 19.7 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] A. F. CLARK, / PHOTOGRAPHER. / GRANITE BLOCK, / BARRE, VT. Train markings: Granite City. / Barre Railroad / Mountain King; Grand Trunk / National Despatch

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004 head - on collision unknown photographer

c. 1895 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 5 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (13.6 x 16.2 cm) image: 3 他 x 4 他 in. (9.5 x 12 cm)

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005 runaway train inside rail shed unknown photographer

c. 1890 albumen print, mounted mount: 7 ½ x 9 ½ in. (19 x 24.1 cm) image: 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in. (12.1 x 17.1 cm) Train markings: Boston & [illegible]

006 wreck at riverside mass. b & r rr. w . f . rowe ( waltham , mass . )

c. 1900 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (22.5 x 30.2 cm) image: 5 x 8 in. (12.7 x 20.3 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [recto] Wreck at Riverside Mass. B & R RR.; [verso; photographer’s stamp] PHOTO BY / W. F. ROWE / WALTHAM, / MASS.

007 wreck aug 22 - 1919 , new [wing ?] road 1/2 mile n . unknown photographer

c. August 22, 1919 gelatin silver print, mounted mat: 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.3 x 25.1 cm) image: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Wreck Aug 22 - 1919 / New [Wing?] Road 1/2 mile N. / Ex 1478 and 1021 MILK TRAIN

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008 wreck on the lehigh valley railroad , at west dunellen , n . j ., january 9 , 1899 . clayton t . coon (106 babcock building , plainfield , n . j . )

c. January 9, 1899 albumen print, mounted mount: 7 ½ x 9 ½ in. (19 x 24.1 cm) image: 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in. (12.1 x 17.1 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s imprint] CLAYTON T. COON, / Amateur Photographer, / 106 BABCOCK BUILDING, PLAINFIELD, N. J. / Wreck on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, at / West Dunellen, N. J., january 9, 1899. / Pictures, 25 Cents Each; Complete set of / Seven, $1.50. / Mail orders will receive prompt attention. / (Copyright applied for.)

009 derailment on embankment ; men moving debris unknown photographer

c. 1890 albumen boudoir card mount: 5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm); image: 5 x 8 1/8 in. (12.7 x 20.6 cm)

010 rochester yard n. h. [...] march 8, 1905, head - on collision unknown photographer

c. March 8, 1905 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (14.9 x 20 cm) image: 3 ½ x 5 in. (8.9 x 12.7 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; ink] Rochester yard N. H. / 307 + Eng 595 / about 1905 / march 8 1905 / rochester n.h. / at lowell st - 5:55 am wed morning / 2 died david jenness roch / walter hannon peterborough nh / E D Bouser / Rochester Hill / Rochester NH

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011 four prints : extensive train wreck [ possibly in barre , vermont ] unknown

c. 1900 four gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 9 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (25.1 x 30.2 cm) image: 6 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (16.8 x 21.9 cm) Derrick and train markings: Bangor & Aroostook

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012 derailed passenger train in city wright

c. 1916 gelatin silver print, postcard print: 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (8.6 x 13.6 cm) image: 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (8.6 x 13.6 cm) Recto: [printed in-image] WRECK [March?] 30 – 16 / PHOTO WRIGHT

013 three prints : head - on collision / derailment unknown photographer

c. 1906 three gelatin silver prints, mounted (two duplicates, one variant) each approx.: mount: approx. 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm) image: approx. 4 ¾ x 6 5/8 in. (12.1 x 16.8 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Hampstead NH; Verso of duplicate: ink: Engr. H E Shaw Fire St. S H MacLean and / Brakeman Tartell killed in this wreck / at “Butchers” hill Hudson March 17th 1906 / Eng 341 + 372 Train markings: Union Line

014 wreck of train no . 35 , near west deerfield , “hoosac tunnel line , ” april 7. 1886. j . k . patch ( shelburne falls , mass .)

c. 1895 albumen cabinet card mount: 5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm) image: 4 ¾ x 7 ½ in. (12 x 19 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s printed caption] Wreck of Train No. 35, / Near west deerfield , / “Hoosac Tunnel Line,” / april 7. 1886. / By which 10 lives were lost and many injured. Distance of track from the / River 186 feet. / j . k . patch , / Portrait and Landscape Photographer, / Shelburne Falls, Mass. / Please Order by Number. No. ___[4 in pencil]__; pencil: “ troy and boston rr ” coach

( lettering / above windows) / / rr line at upper right

fitchburg rr

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015 train wreck on embankment below bridge a . t . pierce ( cavendish , vt .)

c. 1890 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 6 ½ x 8 ½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm)image: 5 ¾ x 8 in. (14.6 x 20.3 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] a . t . pierce / view photographer / cavendish , vt .

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016 four prints : west of freemont nh 1/2 mile unknown photographer

c. 1910 four gelatin silver prints, mounted (two duplicates) each approx.: mount: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) image: 4 他 x 6 5/8 in. (12.1 x 16.8 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso (print above); black ink] E. D. BONSER / ROCHESTER HILL / ROCHESTER N. H.; blue ink: West of Fremont NH / 1/2 mile Train markings: Boston [illegible]

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017 set of four prints : train wreck , october 9, 1912, hamstead n . h . unknown photographer

c. 1912 four gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 7 1/8 x 9 in. (18.1 x 22.9 cm) image: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso (of one print), pencil] Allen Bradley wreck, / he was killed Oct 9 1912 / at Hamstead N.H. Train markings: Maine Central

018 set of two prints : close - up views of steaming train wreck , with crate of lowney ’ s chocolates e . m . clark ( pike , n . h . )

c. 1910 two gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ in. (13.3 x 13.3 cm) image: 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (8.6 x 8.6 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] PHOTO TAKEN AND FOR / SALE BY E. M. CLARK / PiKE N.H.; [blind imprint in card]

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019 set of three prints : wreck at winter hill about winter of ‘98 unknown photographer

c. 1898 three gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm) image: 6 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (15.5 x 20.6 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Wreck at Winter Hill / About winter of ‘98 / Engr Langmaid ran / into rear of Engr Fisher

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020 sharon heights , may 24, 1894, [5:30 train , jumped the track ] unknown photographer

c. May 24, 1894 albumen or collodion print, mounted mount: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) image: 7 ½ x 9 ½ in. (19 x 24.1 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Sharon Hights [sic], May 1894 / Sharon Hights [sic] May 1894 Train Markings: N. Y. P. & N. R. R.; [partial: New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk]

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021 crew at site of train wreck ; man in trench coat and hat looking on from embankment unknown photographer

c. 1900 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) image: 4 他 x 6 7/8 in. (12.1 x 17.5 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; adhered label] ELMER D. BONSER / 86 ROCHESTER HILL RD. / ROCHESTER, NH 03867

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022 wreckage of rear-end collision, with a crowd of children unknown photographer

c. 1895 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 5 x 7 1/8 in. (12.7 x 18.1 cm) image: 4 x 6 in. (10.2 x 15.2 cm) Train markings: Boston & [...]

023 two prints : views of a head - on collision unknown photographer

c. 1905 two gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm) image: 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ in. (19.7 x 24.8 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] [illegible] / frame 10/12 Train markings: [partial] H & H

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024 set of three prints : veazie , maine , apr . 2, 1895 head - on collision unknown photographer

c. April 2, 1895 three gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 5 Ÿ x 7 ½ in. (13.3 x 19 cm) image: 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (7.9 x 13.6 cm) Inscriptions/ Marks: [verso; pencil] Veazie / Maine / Apr 2, 1895

025 wreck at veazie , april 2, 1895 unknown photographer

c. April 2, 1895 gelatin silver print print: 8 1/8 x 6 in. (20.6 x 15.2 cm) image: 8 1/8 x 6 in. (20.6 x 15.2 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [recto; pencil] [G?] edtoron / 28-30+24; [verso; ink] Wreck at Veazie, April 2, 1895. Train #64 + 93. / Eng. 24 on # 64. Eng. 28 and 30 on # 93. / Jack Enpea, Conductor - L. A. Gilbert Engineer on 64 Eli Shaw B.M. / Billie Cohoon, brakeman. Mart Fallon brakeman. / Jim Ward fireman killed. / Ed Stafford, Engineer on 28. Henry Fortier, engineer on 30. / Norman Hathan brakeman on train 93.; [verso; stamp] Compliments of Ernest F. Stillings / Pullman Conductor, Bangor, Maine Train markings: Maine Central

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026 view of derailed train engine ; man standing with hands on hips looking toward camera unknown photographer

c. 1915 gelatin silver print; postcard print: 3 ½ x 5 3/8 in. (8.9 x 13.6 cm) image: 3 ½ x 4 ¾ in. (8.9 x 12.1 cm)

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027 railroad collision near andover centre , n . h ., sunday morning , october 18, 1885 w . g . c . kimball ( concord , n . h . )

1885 albumen print cabinet card mount: 5 Ÿ x 8 in. (13.3 x 20.3 cm) image: 4 7/8 x 7 ž in. (12.4 x 19.7 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; printed label] photographic views / of the / raildroad collision / near andover centre, n. h., / sunday morning, october 18, 1885, / By which three lives were lost, and 5 men injured, as follows: / Killed. / lucius groves, Engineer of Locomotive Kearsarge. / john p. emerson, Engineer of Locomotive Northern. / eben harvey, Brakeman on the Express Freight. / Injured. / will. w. stone, Express Messenger. / william turner, Baggage Master. / frank h. stevens, Mail Agent. / oscar leighton, Fireman. / frank c. wells, Fireman. / The accident was a collision between the Night Express, which leaves / White River Junction at 3:25 a. m., and a section of the Express / Freight, due to leave Concord at 1 a. m. / Photographed by W. G. C. Kimball, concord , n. h. Train markings: Boston & [illegible]

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028 two prints : wabash river bridge , terre haute

bridge disaster over wabash river ; numerous onlookers on land and in boats unknown photographer

c. 1885 Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; ink] Wabash River Bridge / Terre Haute Train markings: C.C.C. & ST. L. mended rail bridge over wabash river ; train crossing [ detail ] wright & holloway (terre haute, ind.)

c. 1885 Inscriptions/Marks: [recto; photographer’s imprint] Wright & Holloway, Terre Haute Ind. Verso: ink: Wabash River Bridge / Terre Haute

each approx.: mount: 6 ½ x 8 ½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm) image: 5 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (13.6 x 19.4 cm)

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029 railroad collision , iowa ; wreck being evacuated unknown photographer

c. 1900 albumen cabinet card mount: 4 ¼ x 6 ½ in. (10.8 x 16.5 cm) image: 3 ¾ x 5 ½ in. (9.5 x 13.9 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Iowa Train markings: [Union?] Pacific / [on banners] U P Pioneers

030 railroad collision , long pond , new hampton bracy & colby ( ashland / meredith ) [c . f . bracy & c . h . colby ]

c. 1886 two albumen sterographs each approx.: mount: 3 ½ x 7 in. (8.9 x 17.8 cm) images: each: 3 x 3 in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [recto; printed caption] RAILROAD COLLISION, LONG POND, NEW HAMPTON; Verso: photographer’s imprint: PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRACY & COLBY. / C. F. BRACY, ASHLAND. / C. H. COLBY, MEREDITH. Train markings: Passumpsic R.R.

031 derailment at water ’ s edge , with pier in background unknown photographer

c. 1910 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm) image:4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (11.7 x 16.8 cm)

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032 two prints :

railroad collision at hooksett , n . h ., saturday forenoon , july 30, 1887 , by which two lives were lost , and several injured . w . g . c . kimball ( concord , n . h . )

c. July 30, 1887 two albumen cabinet cards each approx.: mount: 5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm) image: 4 ½ x 7 ¾ in. (11.4 x 19.7 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso (both); adhered photographer’s printed label] Photographic Views / of the / Railroad Collision / at hooksett, n. h., / saturday forenoon , july 30, 1887, / By which two lives were lost, and several injured. / The accident was a collision between the Passenger / train drawn by locomotive Pasaconaway, which arrives / at Concord at 10:25 a. m., and locomotive James W. / Johnson of the Pittsfield Branch, and was occasioned / by a misplaced switch. / Photographed by / W. G. C. Kimball, / Concord, N. H. Train markings: Passaconaway; Boston & Lowell Train markings: Passaconaway; Concord

033 railroad collision near andover centre , n . h ., sunday morning , october 18, 1885 w . g . c . kimball ( concord , n . h . )

c. October 18, 1885 albumen cabinet card mount: 5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm) image: 4 ¼ x 7 ¾ in. (10.8 x 19.7 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; printed label] photographic views/ of the /railroad collision / near andover centre, n. h., / SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1885, / By which three lives were lost, and 5 men injured, as follows: / Killed. / lucius groves, Engineer of Locomotive Kearsarge. / john p. emerson, Engineer of Locomotive Northern. / eben harvey, Brakeman on the Express Freight. / Injured. / will. w. stone, Express Messenger. / william turner, Baggage Master. / frank h. stevens, Mail Agent. / oscar leighton, Fireman. / frank c. wells, Fireman. / The accident was a collision between the Night Express, which leaves / White River Junction at 3:25 a. m., and a section of the Express / Freight, due to leave Concord at 1 a. m. / Photographed by W. G. C. Kimball, concord, n. h.

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034 [august ?] 18, 1886, townshend vt

bridge disaster

wyatt ( brattleboro , vt . )

c. [August?] 18, 1886 albumen cabinet card mount: 5 ¼ x 8 1/2 in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm) image: 4 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (11.1 x 19.4 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] August [?] 18, 1886 / Townshend Vt; photographer’s stamp: Wyatt / successor to wyatt & phillips / Photographic Artist, BRATTLEBORO, VT. Train markings: B. & W. R. R.

035 view of men standing on a trestle bridge over waterfalls , with train and architectural wreckage in the foreground c . e . lewis ( lebanon , n . h . )

c. 1890 albumen cabinet card mount: 5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm) image: 4 3/8 x 7 ½ in. (11.1 x 19 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] from / c. e. lewis, PHOTOGRAPHER / lebanon, n. h.; pencil: W. R. Goss / Canan / 205 96 [or Gb?] [?] 3/4 in Margin / 7 x 10 1/4 / 40

036 two prints: rear - end collision , bellows falls, vermont unknown photographer

c. 1910 two albumen cabinet cards each approx.: mount: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm) image: 4 3/8 x 6 ½ in. (11.1 x 16.5 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso (both); pencil] Bellows Falls, Vermont Train markings: Central Vermont; New London & Burlington Fast Freight; Otta[wa?]

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037 view of railroad tracks , where train was derailed unknown photographer

c. 1890 albumen print, mounted mount: 6 ½ x 8 ½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm) image: 6 ¼ x 8 ¼ in. (15.9 x 21 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; ink (repeated numerous times)] Mrs. Frank Glover / Rumford / Maine

038 stereo view of train wreckage ; boiler explosion aftermath unknown photographer

c. 1890 albumen stereograph mount: 3 ¼ x 6 7/8 in. (8.2 x 17.5 cm) image: each: 3 x 3 in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm) [detail at left]

039 derailed train car in ravine w . f . [ illegible ]

c. 1915 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) image:4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in. (12.1 x 17.1 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [recto; photographer’s stamp] [illegible]

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040 two prints : views of derailed train wreckage at the base of a snow - covered hill gibson ( mt . tom jct ., mass . )

c. 1910 two gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 12 x 13 7/8 in. (30.5 x 35.2 cm) image: 7 ¾ x 9 ½ in. (19.7 x 24.1 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] “GIBSON” / “PHOTOIST,” / MT. TOM JCT., MASS.

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041 three prints: head - on collision between two freight trains , at barrington nh , 1905 unknown photographer

c. 1905 three gelatin silver prints, mounted (two duplicates) each approx.: mount: 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm) image:4 1/8 x 6 ½ in. (10.5 x 16.5 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; ink (on duplicate of first image)] at barrington nh wn&pdn b&m rr 1905

/ between two freight trains. / had just come in to nashua and was the only available eng’r / and he was ordered to return right away - he potested [sic] / saying he was to [sic] tired. but he was told to go. he got down to / the yard and waited quite a while. finally he got his orders and / started east for portland - every thing went well. he got ordered / that the ex 1019 eng’r geo terris would meet the extra 662 / at barrington - a quarter of a mile west of the passing track / he whistled at the crossing. between there and the switch he fell sound asleep. the westbound train being superior / pulled down the main and was just stopping. when the 662 / come up the slight grade working steam. the fire man / noted the condition but it was to [sic] late. they come together / twitchell went right down thru the cab. he was hurt / bad and always after that carried a scar on his face / the head on collision

engineer henry twitchell

fireman holdbrook jumped and landed on a hand car. / no

2-2

/ elmer wiggins sta agent / 46102

pictures

top of b+m box car

Train markings: B. & M. 46102; N. Y. C. & H. R.; New York Central and Hudson River. 91680; [and written by hand]: Send this Car Home For Repair

042 train wreck l . j . williams ( lebanon , n . h . )

c. 1910 two gelatin silver prints, mounted (duplicate) mount: 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ in. (19.7 x 24.7 cm) image: 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in. (12.1 x 17.1 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso (both); photographer’s stamp] L. J. WILLIAMS, / Lebanon, - N. H.

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043 head-on collision at covered bridge; with onlookers and men working through the debris unknown photographer

c. 1910 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm) image: 4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (11.7 x 16.8 cm)

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044 two prints : derailed engine derailed passenger car irving r . kenyon (109 asylum st ., hartford , ct . )

c. 1920 two gelatin silver prints, mounted mount: 9 7/8 x 12 in. (25.1 x 30.5 cm) image: 5 x 7 3/8 in. (12.7 x 18.7 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso (both); photographer’s stamp] IRVING R. KENYON / Amateur Photographer, / 109 asylum st., hartford, ct.; (on second print) pencil: S. T. Pease;

045 train wreck ; men working on engine wreckage on the grass below the tracks unknown photographer

c. 1915 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 11 x 13 7/8 in. (27.9 x 35.2 cm) image:7 ½ x 9 in. (19 x 22.9 cm)

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046 multi - engine pile - up unknown photographer

c. 1910 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm) image: 6 ¾ x 9 ¾ in. (17.1 x 24.8 cm) Train markings: 1013; BOSTON & MAINE

047 derailment ; cars resting down hillside , in ditch unknown photographer

c. 1920 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm) image: 6 x 8 in. (15.2 x 20.3 cm)

048 close view of train wreckage with three men and a boy atop unknown photographer

c. 1915 gelatin silver print; postcard print: 3 ½ x 5 ½ in. (8.9 x 14 cm) image: 3 ½ x 5 ½ in. (8.9 x 14 cm)

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four prints : megantic wreck smoking train wreck with cathedral in the distance unknown photographer

c. 1900 four gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 8 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (22.5 x 27.6 cm) image: 6 ½ x 8 ½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm) This early wreck precedes the tragic 2013 Lac MÊgantic disaster by over 100 years, demonstrating that the region has a history of catastrophic wrecks. Note Ste. Agnes cathedral, visible in the distance.

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scene of megantic wreck [ duplicate ] Inscriptions/Marks [print above]: [verso; ink] Bill Wilson (lost air came together); [verso; pencil] Scene of Megantic Wreck Train markings: Canadian Pacific

train wreckage on track in town area ; ste agnes cathedral in the distance

Train markings: Canadian Pacific

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050 two prints : crane /derrick moving derailed train car , marked “new york , new haven and hartford ” unknown

c. 1900 two gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx: mount: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) image: 4 ¾ x 6 ½ in. (12.1 x 16.5 cm) Train markings: New York, New Haven, and Hartford

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051 engine wreckage ; onawa , maine , no 6 h . f . pierce ( onawa , me )

c. December 20, 1919 [possibly] gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 10 x 11 7/8 in. (25.4 x 30.2 cm) image: 6 x 8 1/8 in. (15.2 x 20.6 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; pencil] Photo by H F Pierce / Onawa Me no 6 *Possibly part of Onawa Train Wreck of Dec. 20, 1919, in which 23 were killed.

052 west lynn , march 29, 1910 derailment at rail yard/station unknown photographer

c. March 29, 1910 gelatin silver print, mounted (duplicate) mount: 12 x 14 in. (30.5 x 35.6 cm) image: 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. (19.4 x 23.8 cm) Train markings: Boston & Maine

053 wrecked engine in train shed ; boiler explosion aftermath frank e . hinkley (378 commercial st ., weymouth heights , mass . )

c. 1910 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 12 x 13 7/8 in. (30.5 x 35.2 cm) image: 7 5/8 x 9 ½ in. (19.4 x 24.1 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s imprint] of every style / VIEWS / for every purpose / Frank E. Hinkley / Student of Advanced Photography / 378 Commercial St., Weymouth Heights, Mass. / Negatives on File.

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054 train wreck and derricks ; large crowd of onlookers / evacuees underwood & underwood ( n . y . )

c. 1910 gelatin silver print print: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm) image: 10 1/8 x 13 1/8 in. (25.7 x 33.3 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [recto; printed in-image] Copyright by / Underwood & Underwood, N. Y.

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055 rear - end collision ; onlookers lined up along bridge above unknown photographer

c. 1915 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 11 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (30.2 x 35.2 cm) image: 7 他 x 9 他 in. (19.7 x 24.8 cm) Train markings: Boston & Maine

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056 elevated view of a head - on collision j . h . holt ( rochester , n . h . )

c. 1900 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 8 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (22.5 x 27.6 cm image: 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (14.9 x 20 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] J. H. Holt / ROCHESTER, N. H. Train markings: Boston & [Maine?]

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057 frontal view of a wrecked train engine , with numerous men standing about it joseph c . crocker ( east bridgewater , mass . )

c. 1910 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 7 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (18.1 x 23.2 cm) image: 4 ¾ x 6 ½ in. (12.1 x 16.5 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [verso; photographer’s stamp] Joseph C. Crocker, / East

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058 two prints : derailment [?] at water ’ s edge , with covered bridge unknown photographer

c. 1910 two gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 11 ½ x 13 ½ in. (29.2 x 34.3 cm) image: 7 ½ x 9 3/8 in. (19 x 23.8 cm)

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059 set of six prints : views of a train wreck , july 13 , 1914 unknown photographer

c. July 13, 1914 six gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) image:5 1/8 x 7 in. (13 x 17.8 cm) Inscriptions/Marks: [recto; ink] [one numeral on each, from 1 through 6]; [verso (each); stamp] JULY 13 1914 Train markings: D. & H.C.

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060 wreck of the cannonball express unknown photographer

c. December 28, 1901 gelatin silver print, mounted (duplicate) mount: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.2 cm) image: 7 ½ x 9 5/8 in. (19 x 24.4 cm)

061 two prints : runaway train ; upturned train car in rail shed train wreck on track; n y n h & h unknown photographer

c. 1910 two gelatin silver prints, mounted each approx.: mount: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.2 cm) image: 7 ½ x 9 5/8 in. (19 x 24.4 cm)

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062 runaway train ; engine crashed through wall of train shed unknown photographer

c. 1915 gelatin silver print, mounted mount: 11 7/8 x 14 in. (30.2 x 35.6 cm) image: 7 ½ x 9 ½ in. (19 x 24 cm)

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