Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Depicts activities and structures related to the operation of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Documents a variety of railroad locomotives and cars (particularly the Broadway Limited) with both exterior and interior views. Also contains images of employees performing duties in the shops and as c...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Language:English
Published: 1913-1946
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Online Access:Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Name Index)
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Summary: Depicts activities and structures related to the operation of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Documents a variety of railroad locomotives and cars (particularly the Broadway Limited) with both exterior and interior views. Also contains images of employees performing duties in the shops and as conductors, enginemen, dispatchers, switchboard operators, stewards, ticket takers, ushers and construction workers. Highlights employment of women, blacks, and Mexicans. Includes views of coal terminals (especially the Greenwich Point yard near Philadelphia), the produce terminal in Philadelphia, car shops in Altoona, Pa. and Wilmington, Del., Euola Yards in Harrisburg, Pa. and grain elevators at Girard Point in South Philadelphia. Illustrates the construction of bridges and tracks, the operation of turntables, and Philadelphia piers loading freight. Highlights the process of electrifying the rails in images of construction, wiring, signals, the preparations in the control room in Harrisburg, and opening ceremonies. Emphasizes electrification of the line from Philadelphia to Harrisburg and the line to Delaware Park. Includes views documenting the history of the company, emblems and awards, and the P.R.R. Garden Club Flower Show at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Oversize is a view of the freight yard at Gray's Ferry, with factories in the background.
These subject entries for the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photo “morgue” are primarily for Places (buildings, parks, streets, etc.), Things (Bicycles, Bison, Blind Persons [just sampling the B’s]), Events (Democratic National Convention 1936, Flourtown Fair, Harvest Week) and Social Constructs (Home Economics, City Planning, Eating & Drinking, etc.). Each of these subjects became a MARC record which included a call number. In the case of these records, the call numbers are the actual folder numbers for the materials referenced. Therefore, these subject headings are really also an index for this section of the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photograph morgue. [The name section of the Philadelphia Record photo morgue represents individuals, A-Z, and
Item Description: Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 296 photoprints : silver gelatin; 1 oversize photoprint