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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 85,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World through the end of the twentieth century.

Fitchburg Railroad Company Track to coal trestle, East Fitchburg Yard

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05235.03.02 Author/Creator: Fitchburg Railroad Company Place Written: Fitchburg, Mass. Type: Photograph Date: 1893 ca. Pagination: 1 cyanotype ; 11.1 x 16.9 cm. Order a Copy

A long view of the track rising up to the tall trestle. A small building is visible at the end of the trestle. Identical photo as GLC05235.03.01.

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