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Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Broadside Collection
MS 909  
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The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society's Broadside Collection contains 568 broadside posters from 77 different railroads including: the Boston and Maine, Boston and Worcester, the Connecticut River, the Boston, Concord and Montreal, New York, New Haven and Hartford, and Old Colony. The dates covered in the collection range from 1828 to 1968, with a majority falling between the 1850s and 1900. Subjects covered by the broadsides range include excursion advertisements for fairs, musical, theatrical and religious events, employee and public timetables, and announcements of schedule changes.
¶ The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society was founded in 1921 by Charles Fisher, Arthur Curran, Warren Jacobs, and Roy Carlson. In 1925, the aforementioned men, along with Albert Lumis and Carlton Philips, incorporated the society. It began as a regional organization centered mainly around the northeast but has steadily grown into a global entity with ten local/regional chapters, all of which are in the United States. ¶
17 Linear Feet Seventeen record cartons
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