Railroad photographs now online

New Haven Railroad parlor car 2153, ca. 1900

We’ve blogged previously about our efforts to develop the Connecticut Digital Archive; you’ll recall that many of the Nuremberg Trial documents in the Thomas J. Dodd Papers are now online.  We’re putting more content online now and one of our latest set of photographs is the New Haven Railroad Glass Negatives Collection.

To see the photographs when you visit the Connecticut Digital Archive, click on “Browse Digital Collections” and then on “New Haven Railroad Glass Negatives Collection.”  There are 148 photographs of New Haven Railroad cars — baggage, parlor, dining, sleeping and coaches — from the early 1900s.  Many of the exterior views of the cars are accompanied by an interior view, like the photograph above of parlor car 2153.

Another way to view this particular set of photographs is from the finding aid to the collection.  Go to the finding aid and scroll down to the descriptions of the individual photographs.  You’ll find a link to the image in the digital archive.  You really can’t get any cooler than that.

This is just the beginning of our delivering our resources to you online.  Stay tuned for more!

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