Guide to the Penn Station, New York, Photographs
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1048
Creators:
Pennsylvania Railroad.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
ca. 1903-1910.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.6 Cubic feet
14 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Glass plate negatives and stereographs relating to the construction of Penn Station and the Pennsylvania Railroad's work in New York City, including the Station foundations and the East and Hudson River tunnels.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Named for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which built the station, Penn Station is the most heavily used train station in America. Plans for the station, and for the PRR's intention to enter New York City by tunnel, were announced in 1901. It was built between 1905 and 1910. It was demolished and rebuilt in the 1960s.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The collection was assembled by staff of the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering as a reference collection. The stereographs were purchased from a dealer in 1979.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
on paper.,Silver gelatin
on glass.,Silver gelatin
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Penn Station, New York, Photographs, ca. 1903-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunnels -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs -- 1900-1910 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Station -- Geographic subdivision--(New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives