Guide to the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad photographs (PCC and St. Louis), 1925-1928
NMAH.AC.1079

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History 2011

Smithsonian Institution
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Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
Email: archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright held by Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restictions. Reproduction permission from Archive Center: fees for commercial use.

Custodial History note

Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007 from the Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry).

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Collection donated by Walter H. Merker, Jr., on November 1977.

Processing Information note

Processed by Amber Covington (intern), March, 2011; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator - Donor
Merker, Walter H., Jr.
Creator
PCC and St. L Railroad.
Title
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad photographs (PCC and St. Louis)
ID
NMAH.AC.1079
Date
1925-1928
Extent
0.3 cu. ft. (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of photographic prints of railroad construction in Pierron, St. Jacob, and Collinsville, Illinois, from 1925-1927.

Preferred Citation note

Title and date of item, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad photographs (PCC and St. Louis), 1925-1928, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXX

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Biographical/Historical note

During the bustling age of railroad transportation in the late 1920s, Illinois became a focal point for railway construction. In earlier decades small corporations had built railroads connecting the state's borders, but by the late 1880s many of these companies had joined together into larger corporations. The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad was a combination of several railroad companies that merged for financial reasons. PCC and St. Louis was later absorbed into the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains photographs documenting the relocation of the main railroad line between Pierron and Collinsville, Illinois from 1925 to 1927. Photographs include views of stations, track and bridge and of a railroad accident. The collection is arranged sequentially by photograph number and then chronologically.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in one series by photograph number.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs--1920-1930

Subject(s)

  • Bridges--Illinois
  • Railroad accidents
  • Railroad bridges
  • Railroad construction
  • Railroad stations--United States

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1, Photographs, 1925-1928 

Pierron to St. Jacob, Illinois, No.18117-18387, 1925-1926 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 1

Pierron to St. Jacob, Illinois, No.18388-18743, 1926 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 2

Pierron to St. Jacob, Illinois, No.18744-19345, 1926 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 3

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, No.18867-193449, 1926 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 4

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, No.19356, 1926 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 5

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, April 1927 to August 1927 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 6

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, August 1927 to October 1927 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 7

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, October 1927 to November 1927 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 8

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, November 1927  


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 9

St. Jacob to Collinsville, Illinois, undated 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 10

Unidentified train wreck, undated 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 11

Unidentified group of men, undated 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 12

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