Charles P Clark New York New England R.R. photograph album 1879

Charles P Clark New York New England R.R. photograph album 1879

 

 
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Charles P Clark New York New England R. R. photograph album 1879. This album was made and given to Clark by his associates in the New York New England Rail Road and is the only one ever made. The album is made from hand tooled leather, with a 24 gold gold leaf binding. Each page was made with a unique double hinge that allows the pages to be easily turned. There are 41 portrait photographs with three empty slots. The book measures 11 inches wide by 12 and one half inches high and 4 inches thick. The cover states "Charles P Clark LATE GENERAL MANAGER from his associates in the New York New England Rail Road October 1879 ". This is a very rare and important piece of American railroad history. The men in the photographs were among the rich and famous of their time, true captains of the rail industry. There is also a photograph of the train captain. To learn more about Charles P Clark, please go to http://www.mysticseaport.org/library/manuscripts/coll/coll135/coll135.html#idhead128406232

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