1867 Large Format Photograph of the Steam Locomotive A.M. Ramsdell Built By the Manchester Locomotive Works, New Hampshire; Photo By A.D. Stark
(Americana - 19th Century - Photography - Railroad - Manchester Locomotive Works)

Manchester, New Hampshire: Manchester Locomotive Works, 1867. F Large format photograph of this ornately-decorated locomotive; our research indicates that it was a 4-4-0 American type outside-connected engine, originally built for the New London Northern Vermont Line, eventually transferred to the Central Vermont RR and eventually scrapped in 1900 (see Sean Lamb's 'named locomotive' information on the riptrack site); image size approx. 11 1/2" x 16"; laid-down to paper backer, with a narrow border all around three sides; at bottom edge is a printed paper label also laid-down to the backer, with the partial name of the works and the photographer; (see the Benson Ford Research Center archive for a full depiction of this name label); lines visible in the image where the photograph had originally been pieced together to form the 'view' which is integral to the final photo, not divided; closed 2" and 1/2" tears at top, also with a few chips at that edge; another " closed tear at left margin; mount paper edge-worn and darkened, some soiling; shallow crease at top right corner; back of paper also rubbed and worn; in good condition overall and an informative visual example of this works' railroad equipment engineering and decorative expertise. Good Paperback (Item ID: 23966)


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