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SUB-SERIES Identifier: Vis 27

Subseries IA. Glass negatives, 1865-1890

Scope and Contents

This series contains 52 glass negatives and 2 film stills of railroad locomotives collected by Harry Chick. Most of the glass negatives were still in their original envelopes that were annotated with dark room developing instructions by Chick. Many of the locomotives rode on New England railroads including the Boston & Maine, Boston & Lowell, Fitchburg, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The glass plate negatives are located in boxes 26 and 27. The numbering system was created to give each item a unique identifier. The first number in the sequence, 27, is the collection number, followed by photograph type, in this instance 1 for glass negatives, and then consecutive numbers after that.


  • 1865-1890

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


22 linear feet (32 volumes, 25 boxes)

Digitized materials

The materials in this series have all been digitized and are available in VIA. Please follow "click here to open image in a new window" to see the digitized version of the image.


Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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