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History of street cars: from horse to electric.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1890
Street car
Streetcars or trolley or tram were once the chief mode of public transit in hundreds of cities and towns. From the 1820s to the 1880s urban transit in many cities began with horse-drawn omnibus lines. Horsecar lines ran wagons along rails set in a city so the rolling resistance of the vehicle is lowered and the speed increased.

North America's first streetcar lines opened in 1832 from downtown New York City to Harlem by the New York and Harlem Railroad, in 1834 in New Orleans, and in 1849 in Toronto along the Williams Omnibus Bus Line.

In many cities, mule-drawn or horse-drawn streetcars drawn by a single animal were known as "bobtail streetcars". By the mid-1880s, there were 415 street railway companies in the U.S. operating over 6,000 miles (9,700 km) of track and carrying 188 million passengers per year using animal-drawn cars.

In the 1860s, streetcar operators started switched from animals to steam engines or cable power. San Francisco's cable car system continues to operate to this day. After 1893 electricity-powered cars dominate. Los Angeles built the largest electric tramway system in the world, which grew to over 1600 km of track. The rapid growth of streetcar systems led to the widespread ability of people to live outside of a city and commute into it for work on a daily basis. By 1895 almost 900 electric street railways and nearly 11,000 miles (18,000 km) of track had been built in the United States.

The Great Depression of the 1930s led to the closure of many streetcar lines in North America. By the 1960s most North American streetcar lines were closed.
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Kimball & Gorton Philadelphia R.R. Car Manufactory, 21st & Hamilton Streets Philadelphia / F. Moras fe.

Kimball & Gorton Philadelphia R.R. Car Manufactory, 21st & Hamilton St...

Print shows an advertisement for the Kimball & Gorton Philadelphia R.R. Car Manufactory, with side views of a railroad passenger car and a city street-railroad passenger car that is passing P.S. Duval's lithogr... more

From Brady's Studio, PA. Ave. & 7th St. looking toward Center Market, Wash., D.C

From Brady's Studio, PA. Ave. & 7th St. looking toward Center Market, ...

Photograph shows buildings, a street car and Center Market in Washington, D.C., as seen from the photography studio of Mathew Brady. Title from information on negative sleeve. On negative sleeve: "(Brady orig. ... more

[Seattle's first street car turning from Occidental Avenue to Yesler Way] / Theo. E. Peiser, photographer.

[Seattle's first street car turning from Occidental Avenue to Yesler W...

Title devised by Library staff. Caption on card: Seattle and vicinity. Frank H. Osgood installed the street car system in Seattle. He appears in this photograph standing behind the horses. (DLC/PP-1997:105) For... more

[Patrick Street (i.e., St. Patrick Street), Cork. County Cork, Ireland]

[Patrick Street (i.e., St. Patrick Street), Cork. County Cork, Ireland...

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905.. Print no. "12107". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available a... more

[Groudle Glen Hotel and tram station, Isle of Man]

[Groudle Glen Hotel and tram station, Isle of Man]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "11142". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at h... more

Street car, street in Jacksonville, Fla.

Street car, street in Jacksonville, Fla.

Title devised by cataloger. Locale based on negative D418-31032. "Peanut store" at right. "B-2" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 031031. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Street car, Washington, D.C.

Street car, Washington, D.C.

Title from caption card and item. LOT subdivision subject: Railroad & Street Railroad. Formerly in SSF Street railroads. Forms part of: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: Vie... more

Church at Broadway, possibly New York, N.Y.

Church at Broadway, possibly New York, N.Y.

Title devised by cataloger. Jacket title identifies as Trinity Church. "15-16-17 Broadway" on streetcar. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 30265. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Street-car going down hill -  Dunedin

Street-car going down hill - Dunedin

Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage glass negative. Gift; Colorado Historical Society; 1949. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph colle... more

Street car
[Trolley cars near Boston Commons, Boston, Massachusetts]
Street scene and trolley car, Syria

Street scene and trolley car, Syria

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. On negative: 3171. Guide card: Syria. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Interior of monorail car - City Island

Interior of monorail car - City Island

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

Tripoli. Mule-drawn tramcar

Tripoli. Mule-drawn tramcar

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Mule-drawn tram car. On negative: 1615 (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Street car depot, Long Branch Park, Syracuse, N.Y.

Street car depot, Long Branch Park, Syracuse, N.Y.

Title from jacket. "H 122" and "extra" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 039363. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Interior of monorail car, City Island

Interior of monorail car, City Island

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

Exchange National Bank Building, probably Colorado Springs

Exchange National Bank Building, probably Colorado Springs

Title devised by cataloger. Possibly by William Henry Jackson. "Colorado Spri[ngs] and Interurban Railway Co." on streetcar. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 14871. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Broadway & Union Square, New York /

Broadway & Union Square, New York /

A horse-drawn street car with a sign for Broadway pulls away from the camera with a full compliment of passengers. Another approaches the camera position and they pass. The first car stops to pick up and drop o... more

[New York City. View along waterfront on West Street; many freight wagons; street car]

[New York City. View along waterfront on West Street; many freight wag...

Photo copyrighted by A. Loeffler. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

The Palm Beach trolley

The Palm Beach trolley

"57" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018465. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Copley Square looking west, Boston, Mass.

Copley Square looking west, Boston, Mass.

Postcard shows the busy Copley Square with streetcars, and horse and carriages. The square is bounded by the Boston Public Library, Old South Church, and residences. F34927 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 7024a. Ti... more

The story of the trolley car. July Century

The story of the trolley car. July Century

Title from item. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. D41. 1905

Ginza, the business end of Nihonbashi street, principal street of Tokyo, Japan

Ginza, the business end of Nihonbashi street, principal street of Toky...

Busy Tokyo street with streetcar in background. Sold only by Universal View Co. No. 6079. Copyright by E.W. Kelley.

When President Theodore Roosevelt visited Panama Canal in 1906

When President Theodore Roosevelt visited Panama Canal in 1906

Photograph showing President Theodore Roosevelt and his wife Edith, both dressed in white, seated on a flag draped railroad tram; others accompany the Roosevelts on their tour of the Panama Canal Zone. Wide Wor... more

Hotel Hitlon [i.e., Hilton], East Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Hotel Hitlon [i.e., Hilton], East Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Postcard shows streetcars and pedestrians on East Grand Avenue in Beloit, Wisconsin. On one street corner is the Hotel Hilton. H 116536 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Hamilton Bros., Brodh... more

Cor[ner] State and Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Cor[ner] State and Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Postcard shows streetcars and pedestrians on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue in Beloit, Wisconsin. H 116535 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Hamilton Bros., Brodhead, Wisconsin.

Cor[ner] North State and East Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Cor[ner] North State and East Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Postcard shows streetcars and pedestrians on the corner of North State Street and East Grand Avenue in Beloit, Wisconsin. H 116534 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Hamilton Bros., Brodhead, Wisconsin.

[Streetcars - testing devices for saving lives on car fenders]

[Streetcars - testing devices for saving lives on car fenders]

George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

11th and F Street N.W.

11th and F Street N.W.

Photograph shows people, streetcar, automobiles and buildings at the corner of a Washington, D.C. street. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Negative no. 4114. Title from item.

Street car, Wash. D.C

Street car, Wash. D.C

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Phot... more

[North side of F Street, between 6th & 7th, N.W., Washington, D.C.]

[North side of F Street, between 6th & 7th, N.W., Washington, D.C.]

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Original negative may be available: LC-F82-1786 (b&w glass neg.)

Street car, Wash. D.C

Street car, Wash. D.C

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Phot... more

Street car, Wash. D.C

Street car, Wash. D.C

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Phot... more

[Firemen with hoses over streetcar]

[Firemen with hoses over streetcar]

National Photo Company Collection.

Street car

Street car

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... more

Street car wreck, Eckington

Street car wreck, Eckington

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Street car wreck, Eckington

Street car wreck, Eckington

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Street car, Wash. D.C

Street car, Wash. D.C

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Phot... more

Firemen spraying burning building on 14th St., trolley in foreground, New York

Firemen spraying burning building on 14th St., trolley in foreground, ...

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

One-step car, N.Y

One-step car, N.Y

Photograph shows a trolley in New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of ... more

Winfield, Ks.

Winfield, Ks.

J148458 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Chas. M. Morgan; December 2, 1910.

One-step car, N.Y

One-step car, N.Y

Photograph shows a trolley in New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of ... more

Chambers St. Car with storage battery

Chambers St. Car with storage battery

Photograph shows Manhattan Municipal Building, New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collec... more

Harvey Isaac's Ice cream parlor & trolley station, Chapman Beach, Conn.

Harvey Isaac's Ice cream parlor & trolley station, Chapman Beach, Conn...

Photograph shows The Shore Line Electric Railway Company, no. 2 streetcar with passengers on board parked next to ice cream parlor with woman standing on porch. Title from item.

Constable on car - Dublin

Constable on car - Dublin

Photo shows a streetcar in Dublin, Ireland. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of C... more

Trolley

Trolley

Title devised by Library staff. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.np... more

Entering street car ?

Entering street car ?

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Motor car Roslyn, Al

Motor car Roslyn, Al

Railroad motor car "Roslyn" of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co., Alberta(?), Canada. J141681 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Bevïlacqua.

New Double-deck Streetcar - N.Y

New Double-deck Streetcar - N.Y

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

[Suffrage demonstration at Park Row, New York City]
Fresh air outing

Fresh air outing

Photo probably shows mothers and their children in trolley car heading to ferry which took them to Sea Breeze, Coney Island, on a trip sponsored by the Fresh Air Home of the New York Association for Improving t... more

Suffrage open air meeting at the National Capitol demanding that Congress pass the National woman suffrage amendment-- Feb. 1913. Corner Penn. Ave. and 15th St. where the Washington Hotel now stands.

Suffrage open air meeting at the National Capitol demanding that Congr...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Photograph of street scene with crowds of people, bicyclist, trolleys and cars. Speakers on sidewalk platform at building at corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th St., Was... more

Dayton - Streetcar capsized by flood

Dayton - Streetcar capsized by flood

Photo shows the Great Dayton Flood of March 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Librar... more

Training women for street R.R. i.e., railroad service - Berlin

Training women for street R.R. i.e., railroad service - Berlin

Photograph shows German women training to become street car drivers in Berlin during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms... more

"Clean Up" day -- street car -- 4th and Madison Ave

"Clean Up" day -- street car -- 4th and Madison Ave

Photograph shows a street car with sign "This is fire prevention day, clean up rubbish" in New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the... more

"Clean Up" day -- street car -- 4th and Madison Ave.

"Clean Up" day -- street car -- 4th and Madison Ave.

Photograph shows a street car with sign "This is fire prevention day, clean up rubbish" in New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Elevated Car Falls to Street

Elevated Car Falls to Street

Photo shows a street car hurled from an elevated track onto a pile of snow at Eighth Ave. and 138th Street, New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010) Title and date from data provided by the Bain Ne... more

Street car - the Hague, Holland

Street car - the Hague, Holland

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

St. R'Y strike, 1916 - Stopping cars

St. R'Y strike, 1916 - Stopping cars

Photograph shows crowd and street car in front of the Yorkville Casino, 210 E. 86th St., New York City. Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Col... more

N.Y. street car, screened

N.Y. street car, screened

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Horse-drawn street car

Horse-drawn street car

Title from jacket. Probably Detroit, Mich. "Fort Wayne & Elmwood" on car. Detroit Publishing Co. no. K 2719. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Java - Steam Tram, Batavia

Java - Steam Tram, Batavia

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is availabl... more

Strike breakers -- broken trolley

Strike breakers -- broken trolley

Photograph probably taken during the streetcar strike in New York City which took place in July and August of 1916. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014) Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Serv... more

Hotel Pontchartrain and Campus Martius

Hotel Pontchartrain and Campus Martius

Title devised by cataloger. Sign on streetcars: Third, Woodward. Detroit Publishing Co. no. B 139 dup. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

WOMAN SUFFRAGE. STREET CAR, SUSAN B. ANTHONY PAGEANT

WOMAN SUFFRAGE. STREET CAR, SUSAN B. ANTHONY PAGEANT

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

WOMAN SUFFRAGE. STREET CAR, SUSAN B. ANTHONY PAGEANT

WOMAN SUFFRAGE. STREET CAR, SUSAN B. ANTHONY PAGEANT

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Car strikers

Car strikers

Photograph shows striking New York City streetcar drivers on East 86th Street during the railroad workers strike which started in August 1916. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014) Title from data provided by ... more

Trolley Turning onto Bunker Hill Street from Chelsea Street

Trolley Turning onto Bunker Hill Street from Chelsea Street

This photograph is a view of a trolley at the intersection of Chelsea Street and Bunker Hill Street. Theodore Crawford v. Boston Elevated Railway Company

American Red Cross - War Work - Red Cross Trolley to transport wounded from transport to Boston Hospitals

American Red Cross - War Work - Red Cross Trolley to transport wounded...

Photographer: American Red Cross, France American Red Cross - War Work

No. 587: A woman running a street car in Paris. No. 588: Reinforcements awaiting orders on the Western Front

No. 587: A woman running a street car in Paris. No. 588: Reinforcement...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: American Press Association. Group titles: Transportation, misc. Soldiers. Gift; A... more

Street View of Chelsea Street Heading South

Street View of Chelsea Street Heading South

This photograph is a view of the intersection of Chelsea Street and Bunker Hill Street, facing south. Theodore Crawford v. Boston Elevated Railway Company

Inside View of Trolley Car

Inside View of Trolley Car

This photograph is a view of the inside of a trolley car. Theodore Crawford v. Boston Elevated Railway Company

[Vereshchagino]. Market. Part of the tram crew. Plenty of timber. Mac Artney and the soldiers detailed by Smolny to guard the train

[Vereshchagino]. Market. Part of the tram crew. Plenty of timber. Mac ...

Titles from item and devised by Library staff. From disbound album of James Maxwell Pringle's business trip to Russia and Asia for First National City Bank of New York. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2010:041

[Emma Goldman on a street car]

[Emma Goldman on a street car]

Photograph by Bain News Service. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Library of Congress prints and photographs: an illustrated guide / Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. : Library of Cong... more

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STREET CAR TRAFFIC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STREET CAR TRAFFIC

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

ARC nurse, St. Etienne, helping to load wounded soldiers into the tram-cars at the railroad station, which are being used as ambulances for wounded soldiers. AMERICAN RED CROSS nurse at the railroad station at St-Etienne, helping wounded soldiers on to the tram-cars which are being used as ambulances. June 1918

ARC nurse, St. Etienne, helping to load wounded soldiers into the tram...

Caption from negative sleeve: American Red Cross nurse at the railroad station at St. Etienne, helping wounded soldiers on to the train-cars which are being used as ambulances. July 1918. Title, date and notes ... more

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Colle... more

Float (street car) used in Wichita Campaign parade

Float (street car) used in Wichita Campaign parade

Title and note information from Red Cross caption card. Group Title: U.S., First War Fund, Campaign. Data: Northwestern Division 7/12/1919., Homer F. Herdon, Commercial Photographer, [...] Gift; American Nation... more

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Colle... more

ARC in North Russia. The headquarters ofhte ARC in Archangel. The RC flag flies from each ground floor corner of the big building. The building is of brick and concrete and formerly housed the North Russian branch of a large Russian tire fire and rubber company. The Archangel street cars are always a great novelty and a source of much amusement to the Americans. It is peculiarity of the Russian that he has no idea of hurrying aboard a street car. When a Russian has got his foot on the rear step, he thinks that the task of getting aboard the car is finished, and he sees no reason why he shuld disturb himself to let others aboard. The result is that three Russians at a street corner will tie up a street car for an indefinite length of time. During the railway strike, when the American soldiers were running the cars, they got impatient with this dilatory Russian custom and accordingly they used to start the cars without warning, leaving a struggling mass of Russians half on and half off

ARC in North Russia. The headquarters ofhte ARC in Archangel. The RC f...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Group title: Headquarters in Russia. Data: Mag. Bureau, 4/19/19. Ex. Underwo... more

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Colle... more

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

OVERTURNED STREET CAR

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Colle... more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Street car with prevent fires sign in Portland, Oregon

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Street car with prevent fires sign in Portla...

Logbook annotation: Copying for National Chamber of Commerce.

Street car jam, 111121

Street car jam, 111121

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Street car wreck

Street car wreck

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National P... more

Children, motorcycles with side cars, and streetcar in street

Children, motorcycles with side cars, and streetcar in street

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Street car wreck, 8th & F NE, Washington, D.C.

Street car wreck, 8th & F NE, Washington, D.C.

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National P... more

A view showing the business district of Smyrna

A view showing the business district of Smyrna

Photograph showing horse drawn carts & trolleys on a busy street in the Izmir business district. Title taken from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Ne... more

A zero job in Milan. Throwing switches all day in the shade of a parasol The last silk hat in Italy. An old driver in Milan who withstands the competition of the modern auto taxi  ;  Genoa. The most famous cemetery in the world where wives erect marble statues of themselves in weeping poses on their departed husbands' graves and before the tomb is green are partners in another marriage venture.

A zero job in Milan. Throwing switches all day in the shade of a paras...

Photographs show a street car worker seated next to a street car and a man wearing a top hat with a horse and carriage, Milan; and gravestones in a cemetery in Genoa, Italy. Title from item. On page: no. 1559 (... more

Crowd entering street car

Crowd entering street car

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Crowd entering street car

Crowd entering street car

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Crowd entering street car

Crowd entering street car

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Corner of Chelsea Street and Bunker Hill Street

Corner of Chelsea Street and Bunker Hill Street

Original caption: Chelsea and Bunker Hill Street. Car and auto accident. September 12 1927 1:45 am. Photosgraphs September 12, 1927 10 am. Theodore Crawford v. Boston Elevated Railway Company