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Guide to the Lucius H. Cathan Photograph Collection
[1880-1890], undated
  PR 132

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 03, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Large Format

Scope and Contents note

Series II consists of 33 glass negatives measuring either 4 x 7 or 5 x 8 inches, and one photographic print. Most images portray railroad tracks, stations, bridges and trains on the narrow gauge Brattleboro & Whitehall Rail Road which traveled through Cathan's hometown of Townshend, Vermont. The railroad, a 36 mile stretch of track, began in Brattleboro, Vermont and ended in South Londonderry, Vermont; the railroad's name reflects the original intent of extending the line to Whitehall, New York. Identified images include those of the Williamsville and Jamaica Railroad Stations as well as a railroad bridge at Salmon Hole.

The Cathan family photographs are mainly unidentified; there are two photographs of a Cathan child with his or her African-American nurse. Also included in this series are views of unidentified landscapes and buildings.

Glass negatives

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 112-129 Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad views
Box: 4 Folder : 130-135 Buildings
Box: 4 Folder : 136-141 Cathan Family
Box: 4 Folder : 142-145 Landscapes

Photographic Print

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 146 Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad

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