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Fitchburg Railroad Company Employees of engineering office

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05235.02 Author/Creator: Fitchburg Railroad Company Place Written: Fitchburg, Mass. Type: Photograph Date: 1893 ca. Pagination: 8 cyanotypes.

Summary of Content: Various views of employees of the Engineering Office of Fitchburg Railroad Co. (F.R.R.), including three copies of a portrait of the bearded "Pat" O'Hara and his penetrating eyes; "Der Gang" sitting under a gas jey; two prints of a surveying party in the field alidades, and tripods - a striking and highly attractive imge; three unidentified women sitting beneath a tree; and a masculine pajama party, pipes and all!

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Science and TechnologyProgressive EraTransportationRailroadWomen's HistorySurveying

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