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Mt. Washington Cog Railroad Stereoscopic Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2008.349

Scope and Contents

Approximately 80 stereoscopic photography cards of the building of the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad in  New Hampshire, photographed and published by the Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, New Hampshire. By the time the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad was completed in 1869,  the Kilburn's Littleton factory was producing twelve hundred photographic cards daily and had become one of the largest such operations in the nation.

Dates

  • circa 1865-1869

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Kilburn Brothers owned a stereography business in Littleton, New Hampshire. Their business began the same time the Mt. Washington Railroad was being built and by 1869, the year the railroad was completed, the Kilburn's Littleton factory was producing twelve hundred photographic cards daily and had become one of the largest such operations in the nation. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet

Processing Information:

Processed by Anne Johnson in 2011.
Title
Guide to the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad Stereoscopic Photographs
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.
Date
2011-05-03
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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