Guide to the Penn Station, New York, Photographs
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1048
Creators:
Pennsylvania Railroad.
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
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.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (now Division of Work and Industry).
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
On paper and glass, silver gelatin.
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Penn Station, New York, Photographs, ca. 1903-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad stations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunnels -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs -- 1900-1910 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Station 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