Guide to the James Cunningham, Son and Company Photographs
NMAH.AC.1193

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History 2011December

P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History note

The collection was transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry (formerly the Division of Transportation) in 2009. Some of the glass plates in the collection came from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Little documentation exists about this, but the plates are in envelopes labeled "Free Library of Philadelphia."

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated in 1973 by the Cunningham Company to the National Museum of American History, Division of Transportation.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator
James Cunningham, Son and Company (Rochester, New York).
Title
James Cunningham, Son and Company Photographs
ID
NMAH.AC.1193
Date
1908-1929 and undated
Extent
10.0 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic prints of the glass plate negatives depicting horse-drawn hearses (funeral wagons), carriages, and ambulances and motorized vehicles produced by James Cunningham, Son and Company from approximately 1908 to 1929. The majority of the glass plates and photographic prints depict horse-drawn hearses, but there are some motorized vehicles.

Preferred Citation note

James Cunningham, Son and Company Photonegatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Biographical/Historical note

James Cunningham (1815-1886) was born in County Down, Ireland to Arthur and Ann Cunningham. He came to the United States in 1833 from Canada seeking work in the New York City area, where he had an uncle practicing architecture. In Canada, Cunningham had worked in woodwork design in a carpenter's shop east of Toronto in Cobourg, Ontario. Cunningham returned to Canada via Rochester, New York. While in Rochester, he was introduced to George Hanford and J.H. Whitbeck, entrepreneurs who set up the first coach-making shop in Rochester in 1834.

From 1834 to 1838 Cunningham worked as an apprentice and journeyman for George Hanford and J.H. Whitbeck. He formed a partnership with two of his fellow-workers, James Kerr and Blanchard Dean. Together they bought out Hanford and Whitbeck and made cutters, known as one-horse open sleighs and buggies. In 1842 Kerr and Blanchard resigned, and James Cunningham assumed full responsibility.

Cunningham married Bridget Jennings in 1838, and they had three children: Augustine, Joseph, and Margaretta. Cunningham's son, Joseph (1842?-1914) joined his father in the company and as a result, the company reorganized in 1866 as James Cunningham and Son. Joseph Cunningham became a full partner in 1868. Rufus Dryer (1846-1937) became a partner in 1875 when he married Margaretta Cunningham in the same year. There were branch offices with display rooms in Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City, Topeka, Denver, and San Francisco. In 1876, Cunningham carriages and a hearse won prizes at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.

In 1882, the firm was incorporated as James Cunningham, Son and Company. It was the largest industrial enterprise in Rochester, New York, both in its plant area and in capital. The firm continued to make carriages until 1915. Joseph Cunningham and Rufus Dryer retired in 1909, and the company, which had become a partnership, was reincorporated. Augustine Cunningham, son of Joseph Cunningham, was president, James Dryer (son of Rufus Dryer) vice-president, and Francis Cunningham (son of Joseph Cunningham) was secretary and general manager.

In 1908 the company began automobile production, not for the popular market, but for the type of customer that bought its carriages. The company did not mass-produce their automobiles. Intially, it made only automobile bodies and assembled the rest of the car from engines, transmissions, axles, and radiators made by proprietary companies. By 1910 it produced the entire automobile. In 1916 Cunningham produced a V-8 engine, and the Cunningham car became outstanding for its clean, classic lines. It was the first car to not have running-boards, using instead steps of brass-framed aluminum.

In the late 1920s Cunningham entered the aviation business and created a subsidiary, the Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation. The primary aim of the corporation was to build an airplane that would combine stability with speed. The first Cunningham-Hall plane designed with these requirements was a modified biplane: the lower wing was considerably larger than the upper and slotted, so that a current of air could be made to flow between its surfaces. This enabled the plane to land at low speeds. It was first tested in the small town of LeRoy, New York. Cunningham-Hall continued to make aircraft until 1938. Its X-14324, produced in 1934, was a low-wing monoplane made entirely of metal. The company also produced primary trainers, a six-place cabin plane, other passenger and cargo craft, and experimental planes for the Army and Navy. By the early 1930s the company had ceased to produce automobiles and funeral carriages/hearses.

Over the years Cunningham made a wide variety of products. During World War II, Cunningham found a temporary role in defense production. Prior to the war the compaay had produced a variety of odd products: safety belts for aircraft, diving helmets, even belt buckles for Boy Scout uniforms. During the Civil War the company made carriages for the Union armies, and the First World War, ambulances and automotive windlasses for observation balloons. More significant had been its experience of producing armored and tracked vehicles. In March 1928, Cunningham's first tank was tested at Aberdeen, Maryland. Equipped with a revolving turret and armed with a 37 millimeter cannon and a .30 caliber machine gun, it traveled twenty miles an hour, faster than any tank produced up to that time. In 1933, Cunningham developed a tank track, with light-weight rubber-block treads that allowed for even greater speeds. Cunningham also developed experimental half-tracks, cargo carriers, armored cars, and a weapons carrier for a 75 millimeter Howitzer.

In 1940 James Dryer retired. The corporation was dissolved in 1941 and replaced by a partnership, with Augustine and Francis Cunningham as co-partners. After World War II, the firm produced small farm and garden machines such as sickle-bar mowers, tractors, and rotary tillers. Cunningham also designed and produced a complete line of plumbing fixtures for house trailers in a constant effort to retool and redefine itself in the post-war years.

By 1952, the firm met Andrew W. Vincent, an electrical engineer with Stromberg-Carlson in Rochester. Vincent devoted himself to perfecting a small dial telephone system. The heart of this system was the crossbar switch. The company acquired Vincent's initial designs and patent applications and hired him as a consultant. The company restricted its production to creating prototypes of switching devices. The Cunningham crossbar was versatile. It had the ability to switch electrical information from low-level DC signals to 100 megacycles, reliably and at high speeds.

In 1968, Peter F. Cunningham, then president of the company, sold controlling interest to the Gleason Works, a Rochester-based manufacturer of machine tools. Under Gleason Works, the company was renamed Cunningham Corporation. In 1977, all Cunningham-related activities ended.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic prints of the glass plate negatives depicting horse-drawn hearses (funeral wagons), carriages, and ambulances and motorized vehicles produced by James Cunningham, Son and Company from approximately 1908 to 1929. The majority of the glass plates and photographic prints depict horse-drawn hearses, but there are some motorized vehicles.

There are approximately 335 glass plate negatives and the same number of photographic prints. It is unknown who created the photographic prints, but some of the glass plates were originally held at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The glass plates are in three sizes: 5" x 7" 8" x 10" and 11" x 14". The glass plates and the photographic prints are arranged by an alpha-numeric system that was presumably developed by the company. In some instances, J.L. Hill is identified as a photographer.

In some instances, the model number, style and date are provided. Most images are side views, although there are some rear and interior views. Some glass plates are unidentified or missing. Some of the descriptions include lamp number information. Many carriages had mounted lamps or lanterns that were oil or battery powered. if a carriage was built for a specific person or company, such as W. H. Graham Company, this information is listed.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, Glass Plates, A1 to A55, 1908-1929 and undated

Series 2, Glass Plates, B1 to B159, [1913?] and undated

Series 3, Glass Plates, C1 to C50, undated

Series 4, Glass Plates, D1 to D64, undated

Series 5, Glass Plates, E1 to E8, undated

Series 6, Photographic Prints, undated

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of American History, Division of Work & Industry

1929 Cunningham touring car. See accession #:310671.

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Cunningham-Hall Collection, 1917-1940 (bulk 1928-1930)

Materials in Other Organizations

Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages

Includes drawings, a trade catalog, a cart, and a buggy from James Cunningham and Sons.

Detroit Public Library

Papers of the James Cunningham Company, 1902-1964 (bulk 1909-1946)

Includes notebooks of G. Carson Baker, chief designer and David Fergusson, chief engineer, patent applications, correspondence, drawings and blueprints related to Fergusson's work, parts and instruction books for early automobiles (including electric automobiles), photographs of Cunningham factories, military vehicles and motor trucks.

Rochester Museum and Science Center, Libraries and Collections Department

Local Business History vertical files hold items related to James Cunningham, Son and Company as well as books.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs--1900-1950.
  • Photographs--Black-and-white negatives--Glass--1900-1950

Geographic Name(s)

  • Rochester (N.Y.)

Subject(s)

  • Ambulances
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobiles--Design and construction
  • Carriage and wagon making
  • Carriage industry
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Hearses (Vehicles)
  • Horse-drawn vehicles

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Bibliography

Hinrichs, Noel. The Pursuit of Excellence: James Cunningham, Son & Company, KMcEC Associates, Rochester, New York, 1964.

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/cunningham/cunningham.htm

Morris, Willia. "The Cunningham Car-Made in Rochester," May 1986, at Rochester Made Means Quality website (http://www.s363.com/cunningham/index.html, last accessed November 17, 2011)

Merksammer, Gregg. Professional Cars: Ambulances, Hearses and Flower Cars. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publishing, 2004.

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1 Glass Plates, A1 to A55, 1908-1929 and undated 

Box

A1, Cunningham horse-drawn, undated 

1

A2, Cunningham electric, model #731, lamp number 107, 1908 

1

A3, Cunningham electric, model #731, lamp number 107, 1908 

1

A4, Cunningham electric, model #731, lamp number 107 (top up), 1908 

1

A5, Cunningham, early four cylinder, 1909 

1

A6, Cunningham, early four cylinder, 1909-1910 

1

A7, Cunningham, early four cylinder, before model H, 1909-1910 

1

A8, Cunningham, early four cylinder, before model H, 1909-1910 

1

A9, Cunningham, coupe body for Model T Ford, 1910 

1

A10, Cunningham, hearse, 1910 

1

A11, Cunningham, model #871, model H, 1911 

1

A12, Cunningham, style 942, model M, 1913 

1

A13, Cunningham, style 37A, model V-2, 1917 

1

A14, Cunningham, style 979, model M (hearse), 1917 

1

A15, Cunningham, model V-2 (personnel car), 1917 

1

A16, Cunningham, model V-2, 1917 

1

A17, Cunningham, model V-2, funeral car, 1918 

1

A18, Cunningham, style 71, model V-3 (De Palma Roadster), 1919 

1

A19, Cunningham, model v-4, style 91A, 1920 

1

A20, Model V-4, 1920 

1

A21, Model V-4, style 94A, 1920 

1

A22, Model V-4, style 87A, 1920 

1

A23, Cunningham, model v-5, style 92A, 1921 

1

A24, Cunningham, model V-5, style 96A, 1921 

1

A25, Cunningham, model V-5, style 100A, 1921 

1

A26, Cunningham, model V-4, style 117A, 1921 

1

A27, Cunningham, model V-4, style 121, 1921 

1

A28, Model V-4, style 121 A, 1921 

1

A29, Model V-5, style 125 A, 1922 

1

A30, Model V-5, 1921 

1

A31, Cunningham, model V-6, 1923 

1

A32, Cunningham, chassis, 1924 

1

A33, Cunningham, 90 degree counter balanced crankshaft, 1924 

1

A34, Cunningham, style 96A, model V-4, 1921 

1

A35, Cunningham, style 163, model V-6, 1924 

1

A36, Hearse style, 793 on white coach steamer, undated  

1

A37, Cunningham, undated  

1

A38, Cunningham, #393, undated  

1

A39, Cunningham limousine with open front, left side view, undated  

1

A40, Unidentified, undated  

1

A41, Cunningham, style 87A, model V-4, 1921 

1

A42, Cunningham, style 87A, model V-4, 1921 

1

A43, Cunningham, model V-5, 1921 

1

A44, Cunningham, model V-5, 1921 

1

A45, Cunningham, model V-5, 1922 

1

A46, Cunningham, tank trial, 1928-1929 

1

A47, Cunningham, tank trial, undated 

1

A48, Cunningham, complete counter balanced crankshaft, undated 

1

A49, Cunningham, 90 P crankshaft forging, undated 

1

A50, Cunningham car, undated 

1

A51, Cunningham auto, #731, lamp number 107, 1908 

1

A52, Cunningham auto, undated 

1

A53, Cunningham auto body, number 967, undated 

1

A54, Cunningham, limousine interior, [1913?] 

1

A55, Cunningham, model V-5, 1921 

1

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 Series 2 Glass Plates, B1 to B159, [1913?] and undated 

Box

B1, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral carriage, left side view, number 663 1/4, lamp 98A, undated 

1

B2, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral carriage, left side view), partial illustration G.S.B., undated 

1

B3, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance, left side view), number 662, lamp number 96, undated 

1

B4, Cunningham, horse-drawn (details of carvings on carriage), undated 

1

B5, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral carriage, left side view, no top), number 746, lamp 93, undated 

1

B6, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral carriage, left side view), number 758, lamp 80, undated 

1

B7, Cunningham, horse-drawn (details of carvings on carriages), undated 

1

B8, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral carriage, left side view), #771, lamp 66A, undated 

1

B9, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 655, undated 

1

B10, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 635, undated 

1

B11, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral hearse, no top, left side view), number 654, undated 

1

B12, Cunningham, horse-drawn (carriage, top down, left side view), number 655, undated 

1

B13, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral hearse, left side view), number 674, undated 

1

B14, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral hearse, left side view), number 673, undated 

1

B15, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance, interior view through open back door), number 662, undated 

1

B16, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance, interior view through open back door with elevated bed), number 662, undated 

1

B17, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance, interior view with overhanging top), number 662, undated 

1

B18, Cunningham, horse-drawn (carriage), number 671, undated 

1

B19, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral hearse, left side view), number 672, undated 

1

B20, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance, rear open), undated 

1

B21, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 728, undated 

1

B22, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 683, lamp 71-E, undated 

1

B23, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 698, lamp 66, undated 

1

B24, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 696, lamp 101, undated 

1

B25, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 727, lamp 95-F, undated 

1

B26, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 707, undated 

1

B27, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 662, undated 

1

B28, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 672 1/2, lamp 78-O, undated 

2

B29, Cunningham, horse-drawn number 705 (nameplate roadstrand , J.L. Hill photo), undated 

2

B30, Cunningham, horse-drawn (horse drawn hearse), number 726 1/4, lamp 101, undated 

2

B31, Cunningham, horse-drawn (horse drawn hearse), number 694, lamp 95-F, undated 

2

B32, Cunningham, horse-drawn (horse drawn hearse), number 704, (J.L. Hill photo), undated 

2

B33, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance, open rear view), undated 

2

B34, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 729, undated 

2

B35, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse body), undated 

2

B36, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 509 1/2, lamp 85, undated 

2

B37, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3518, undated 

2

B38, Cunningham, horse-drawn (body), number 3518, undated 

2

B39, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 3520, undated 

2

B40, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 3524, undated 

2

B41, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance), number 3543, undated 

2

B42, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, rear view), number 640, undated 

2

B43, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 642, undated 

2

B44, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 645, undated 

2

B45, Cunningham horse-drawn (hearse), number 645, rear view, undated 

2

B46, Cunningham, horse-drawn [hearse], number 646, undated 

2

B47, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 3487, undated 

2

B48, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3540, undated 

2

B49, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3477, undated 

2

B50, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3538, undated 

2

B51, Cunningham, horse-drawn (view in front of Cunningham factory), undated 

2

B52, Cunningham, horse-drawn (picture of advertisement describing services) broken plate, undated 

2

B53, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance interior), undated 

2

B54, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance interior), undated 

2

B55, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance interior), undated 

2

B56, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance interior), undated 

2

B57, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance interior), undated 

2

B58, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3520, undated 

2

B59, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3484, undated 

2

B60, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3535, undated 

2

B61, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3477, undated 

2

B62, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3533, undated 

2

B63, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3427, undated 

2

B64, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3467, undated 

2

B65, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), undated 

2

B66, Cunningham, horse-drawn, undated 

2

B67, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3697, undated 

2

B68, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3587, undated 

2

B69, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3756, undated 

2

B70, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3447, undated 

2

B71, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), undated 

2

B72, Cunningham horse-drawn (hearse), left side view, undated 

2

B73, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), undated 

2

B74, Cunningham, horse-drawn (van), number 3532, undated 

2

B75, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3606, undated 

2

B76, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3575, undated 

2

B77, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3574, undated 

2

B78, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3565, undated 

2

B79, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3545, undated 

2

B80, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3545, undated 

2

B81, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3533, undated 

2

B82, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 486 1/4, undated 

2

B83, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 589 1/4, lamp 101, undated 

2

B84, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 686, undated 

2

B85, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 713, broken plate, undated 

2

B86, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 712, undated 

2

B87, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 964, undated 

2

B88, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), undated 

2

B89, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse interior of carriage), number 964 undated 

2

B90, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 934, undated 

2

B91, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 934, undated 

2

B92, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse interior), number 775, undated 

2

B93, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse interior), number 775, undated 

2

B94, Cunningham, horse-drawn (interior view), undated 

2

B95, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 715, undated 

2

B96, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 725, undated 

2

B97, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 722, undated 

2

B98, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 719, undated 

2

B99, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 486 1/4, lamp 95F, undated 

2

B100, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), undated 

2

B101, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 744 1/4, lamp 98, undated 

3

B102, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 609, lamp 102, undated 

3

B103, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 486 1/2, undated 

3

B104, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 509 1/2, undated 

3

B105, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 605 (special), undated 

3

B106, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse table), undated 

3

B107, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2372, undated 

3

B108, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2931, undated 

3

B109, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), undated 

3

B110, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2943, undated 

3

B111, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2995, undated 

3

B112, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 3008, undated 

3

B113, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2974, undated 

3

B114, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2994, undated 

3

B115, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2858, undated 

3

B116, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2942, undated 

3

B117, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2774, undated 

3

B118, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2877, undated 

3

B119, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2871, undated 

3

B120, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 726 1/4, lamp 101, undated 

3

B121, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 695, undated 

3

B122, Missing, undated 

Box

B123, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 677, undated 

3

B124, Cunningham, horse-drawn (W.H. Graham Company), number 677, undated 

3

B125, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 614, undated 

3

B126, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 693, undated 

3

B127, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 701, lamp 82E, undated 

3

B128, Cunningham, horse-drawn (exterior brougham), number 643, [1913?] 

3

B129, Cunningham, horse-drawn (buggy), number 2442, [1913?] 

3

B130, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2215, undated 

3

B131, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2134, undated 

3

B132, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2728, undated 

3

B133, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2118, undated 

3

B134, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2794, undated 

3

B135, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2292, undated 

3

B136, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2762, undated 

3

B137, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2716, undated 

3

B138, Cunningham, horse-drawn (brougham), number 2773, undated 

3

B139, Cunningham, horse-drawn (casket wagon), number 2863, undated 

3

B140, Cunningham, horse-drawn (brougham), number 2152, undated 

3

B141, Cunningham, horse-drawn (wagon/Chicago), number 3455, undated 

3

B142, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2716, lamp 50, undated 

3

B143, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2858, undated 

3

B144, Cunningham, view of lumber door, number 2858, [1913?] 

3

B145, Cunningham, view of lumber door, number 2858, [1913?] 

3

B146, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral car), number 650, [1913?] 

3

B147, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral car), number 720, [1913?] 

3

B148, Cunningham, horse-drawn (funeral car), number 720, [1913?] 

3

B149, Cunningham, horse-drawn (brougham), number 643, [1913?] 

3

B150, Cunningham, horse-drawn (brougham), number 643, [1913?] 

3

B151, Cunningham, horse-drawn (station wagon), [1913?] 

3

B152, Cunningham, horse-drawn (station wagon), number 486, [1913?] 

3

B153, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 672 3/4, [1913?] 

3

B154, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, view of rear doors), number 663, undated 

3

B155, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 648, [1913?] 

3

B156, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 656, [1913?] 

3

B157, Cunningham, horse-drawn (casket/wagon), number 698, [1913?] 

3

B158, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 631, [1913?] 

3

B159, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 633, [1913?] 

3

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 Series 3 Glass Plates, C1 to C50, undated 

Box

C1, Cunningham, horse drawn (factory workshop), undated 

4

C2, Cunningham, horse-drawn, undated 

4

C3, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2108, undated 

4

C4, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2182, undated 

4

C5, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, right side), number 2182, undated 

4

C6, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2194, undated 

4

C7, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2196, undated 

4

C8, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, left side), number 2246, undated 

4

C9, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, left side), number 2246, undated 

4

C10, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2256, undated 

4

C11, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2262, undated 

4

C12, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2293, undated 

4

C13, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, right side view), number 2304, undated 

4

C14, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2305, undated 

4

C15, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2332, undated 

4

C16, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2360, undated 

4

C17, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2388, undated 

4

C18, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2389, undated 

4

C19, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2430, undated 

4

C20, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, Rosenbach and Sons), number 2443, undated 

4

C21, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2458, undated 

4

C22, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, left side), number 2459, undated 

4

C23, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, right side), number 2459, undated 

4

C24, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, right side), number 2467, undated 

4

C25, Cunningham, horse-drawn (ambulance), number 2468-588, undated 

4

C26, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2483, undated 

4

C27, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2540, undated 

4

C28, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2546, undated 

4

C29, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse, right side view), number 2553, undated 

4

C30, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2632, undated 

4

C31, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2650, undated 

4

C32, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2666, undated 

4

C33, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2869, undated 

4

C34, Cunningham, horse-drawn, undated 

4

C35, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2877, undated 

4

C36, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2744, undated 

4

C37, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2877, undated 

4

C38, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2840, broken plate, undated 

4

C39, Cunningham, horse-drawn, undated 

4

C40, Cunningham, horse-drawn, number 2642, undated 

4

C41, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2546, undated 

4

C42, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2565, undated 

4

C43, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2686, undated 

4

C44, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2508, undated 

4

C45, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2195, undated 

4

C46, Cunningham, horse-drawn (carriage), number 2609, undated 

4

C47, Cunningham, horse-drawn (hearse), number 2740, undated 

4

C48, Cunningham, horse-drawn (name on side of van, James Cunningham, Son and Company), number 723, undated 

4

C49, Cunningham, horse-drawn (carriage), number 2717, undated 

4

C50, Cunningham, horse-drawn (carriage), number 2633, undated 

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 Series 4 Glass Plates, D1 to D64, undated 

D1, Cunningham horse-drawn, model #825 1/4 (rear view), undated 


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D2, Cunningham horse-drawn, funeral wagon, model #697, undated 


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D3, Cunningham horse-drawn, private ambulance, model number 724, lamp number 96 (Buchanan), undated 


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D4, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 825 1/4, undated 


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D5, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 486 1/4, lamp number 95F, undated 


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D6, Cunningham horse- drawn hearse, model number 825 1/4, undated 


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D7, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 486 1/4, undated 


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D8, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 797 1/4, undated 


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D9, Cunningham horse-drawn funeral wagon, model number 757, undated 


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D10, Cunningham horse-drawn funeral wagon, undated 


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D11, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 797 1/4, undated 


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D12, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, undated 


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D13, Cunningham horse-drawn ambulance, model number 736 1/2, undated 


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D14, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 749, lamp number 78-0, undated 


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D15, Cunningham horse-drawn ambulance, model number 747, lamp number 91, undated 


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D16, Cunningham horse-drawn funeral wagon, model number 739, undated 


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D17, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 825 1/4 (rear view), undated 


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D18, Cunningham horse-drawn, model number 754, lamp number 109 (rear view), undated 


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D19, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, lamp number 98A, model number 752 1/4, undated 


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D20, Horse-drawn for Frank Parmele, broken plate, 1910 


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D21, Horse-drawn hearse, undated  


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D22, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, model number 680, undated 


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D23, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 486 1/2, rear view, undated 


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D24, Cunningham horse-drawn private ambulance, number 764, lamp number 96, undated 


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D25, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 764, 


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D26 Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 825 1/2, 


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D27, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 486 1/4 (interior view from rear), 


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D28, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 797 1/4 (rear view), 


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D29, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 662, undated 


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D30, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 763 (lamp number 98-A), undated 


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D31, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, 


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D32, Cunningham horse-drawn wagon, number 632, undated 


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D33, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 679 (nameplate: Wiles, Cook and Company), undated 


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D34, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 642, undated 


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D35, Cunningham horse-drawn ambulance, number 647 (lamp number 91), undated 


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D36, Missing 

D37, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 591, undated 


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D38, Missing 

D39, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 614, undated 


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D40, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 579, undated 


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D41, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 589 1/2 (lamp number 101), undated 


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D42, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 7492 (lamp number 108), undated 


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D43, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 678, Number 91 D-lamp, undated 


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D44, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 605, undated 


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D45, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 485 1/2, (lamp 101), undated 


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D46, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 661 1/2, undated 


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D47, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 740 (lamp number 95-E), undated 


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D48, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 600 (lamp number 103), undated 


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D49, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 637 1/4, undated 


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D50, Cunningham horse-drawn funeral wagon, number 713, undated 


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D51, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 672 1/4 (lamp number 95F), undated 


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D52, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 589 1/4, undated 


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D53, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 760 (lamp number 91 DD), undated 


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D54, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 757 (lamp number 95 E), undated 


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D55, Cunningham horse-drawn wagon, number 762, lamp number 84), undated 


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D56, Cunningham horse-drawn wagon, number 765, (lamp number 98-A), undated 


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D57, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse number 754, (lamp number 109), undated 


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D58, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse number 640 1/4, undated 


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D59, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse number 672 1/4, (lamp number 78), undated 


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D60, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse number 509 1/2, lamp number 84 (nameplate: L. P. Robertson), undated 


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D61, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 686 undated 


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D62, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 589 1/2, lamp number 95-E, undated 


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D63, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 737 1/2, lamp number 101, undated 


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D64, Cunningham horse-drawn hearse, number 509 1/2, lamp number 84 (nameplate: L.P. Robertson), undated 


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 Series 5 Glass Plates, E1 to E8, undated 

E1, Cunningham general truck (Porter and White, undated 


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E2, Cunningham car, model number 855, undated 


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E3, Cunningham car, model number 872 [limousine?], undated 


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E4, Cunningham car, model number 867, undated 


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E5, Cunningham car, model number 870 (hearse), undated 


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E6, Cunningham car, model number 774 (private ambulance), undated 


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E7, Cunningham car, ambulance, interior view from rear, undated 


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E8, Cunningham car model number 865, undated 


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 Series 6 Photographic Prints, undated 

A1-A39 


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A40-A55 


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B1-B69 


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B70-B159 


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C1-C47 


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D1-D64 


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E1-E8 


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Unidentified 


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