Item #80961 Souvenir. Exhibit of Progress in Transportation

Souvenir. Exhibit of Progress in Transportation

Item #80961

(Pennsylvania Railroad Company) Souvenir. Exhibit of Progress in Transportation, as Shown by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company In the Civic Parade at Philadelphia, September 15th, 1887, In Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Constitution of the United States. [Phila.: Allen, Lane & Scott, Printers, 1887]. 1st ed. 17pp. of text plus 22 leaves of original mounted photographic plates. Oblong 4to. Orig. cloth, rebacked. A bit of light scattered foxing, else very good. Rare. Worldcat locates only 3 copies. A collection of parade photographs, each float displaying a different aspect of the history of transportation in the United States from the pack train to the Conestoga wagon to modern railroad cars. Most of the exhibits were elaborate large scale models, but it included a passenger locomotive, weighing 55,000 pounds mounted on a truck weighing 7,000 pounds drawn by 28 horses down Broad Street, Philadelphia. A wonderful look at corporate and community pride in 19th century America.

Price: $6,500.00

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