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Fitchburg Railroad Company No Adams, Mass F.R.R.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05235.04.07 Author/Creator: Fitchburg Railroad Company Place Written: North Adams, Mass. Type: Photograph Date: 1893 ca. Pagination: 1 cyanotype ; 11.8 x 16.9 cm.

Title from verso. Steam locomotive crossing a rail bridge into North Adams, Mass. Discrete "Keep off the grass" sign barely visible in the foreground. Very minor staining and darkening of corners on an otherwise excellent print.

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