Guide to the Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company photograph collection, January 1888

Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company photograph C0187


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company
Title Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company photograph collection
Date January 1888
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet
Abstract This collection consists of five original photographs by an unknown photographer depicting damage caused by a locomotive boiler explosion at a railroad station in Atchison, Kansas.
Collection number C0187
Language English

Historical Note

On January 6, 1888, a locomotive boiler explosion occurred at the railroad station in Atchison, Kansas. It is possible that these photographs were taken after that explosion. The explosion created a fire and enough damage that the station had to close. Rebuilding was delayed due the high price of acquiring needed extra track room.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of five original photographs by an unknown photographer. Three of the photographs show extensive damage to the tracks, platform, and bricks at the railroad station and two of these show Dr. Dan and C. M. Rathburn, who was President of the Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company. The other two photographs are of a non-damaged locomotive and two railroad employees. Photographs are approximately 5" in width and 3" in height.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds many other photograph collections.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Atchison (Kan.)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Railroad stations--Kansas--Atchison--Photographs.

Document Types:

Photographic prints.

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Administrative Information

Alternate Format Available

The entire collection is available online through the Atchison Union Depot & Railroad Company collection. You can also access the digital items through the inventory on this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

Atchison Union Depot and Railroad Company photograph collection, Collection #C0187, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased from Fine Antiquarian Books in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Greta Kuriger in January 2011. EAD markup completed by Greta Kuriger in January 2011.

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Contents List

Atchison Union Depot and Railroad Company photograph collection, January 1888
Box
1 Train on a broken platform with three men, January 1888
Handwritten on verso: "Tied up, Atchison, Kansas"; black and white photograph; 5.25" x 3.25"
Train on a broken platform with three men, 1888-01
Crowd standing on a damaged train platform, January 1888
Handwritten on verso: "Holes in platform. Dr. Dan - grey hat, C. M. Rathburn (hat and long coat), Atchison Station Kansas"; black and white photograph; 5.25" x 3"
Crowd standing on a damaged train platform, 1888-01
Crowd standing on a damaged train platform, January 1888
Handwritten on verso: "Tracks, brick all gone, Atchison, Kansas, C. M. Rathburn in hat and long coat"; black and white photograph; 3" x 5.25"
Crowd standing on a damaged train platform, 1888-01
Crowd standing on a damaged train platform, January 1888
Handwritten on verso: "Platform all torn up, Dr. Dan, Atchison Kansas"; black and white photograph; 3.25" x 5.25"
Crowd standing on a damaged train platform, 1888-01
Two men standing in front of train 17, January 1888
Handwritten on verso: "Bridge plug, Atchison, Kansas"; black and white photograph; 3" x 5.25"
Two men standing in front of train 17, 1888-01
Charles M. Rathburn biography, 1900
Photocopy of typewritten copy of Charles M. Rathburn biography from the Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas from 1900; 1 page
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