CABINET CARD – BROADSIDE OF A.&N. ENGINE – ATCHINSON KANSAS
Cabinet card 4 ¼ x 6 ½. Broadside view of an decorated endine, period pen id on verso “The A.& N. Engine no. 55. He oldest engine on the road. “Athinson””.A. Stevenson, Atchinson Kansas photographer’s imprint. Back of mount is blank.
Initially chartered in December 1865 as the Atchison and Nebraska City Railroad but "City" was dropped from the name when it was formally organized in 1869. The charter authorized the railroad to be built from Atchison, Kansas, to some point on the Nebraska/Kansas border, not farther west than 25 miles from the Missouri River. Work began on the railroad in Atchison in the summer of 1869 and it was completed to the state line, three miles north of White Cloud, Kansas, in 1871.
Exhibits some use and soiling, some wear to corners, overall VG. cc tr 067
SKU: cc tr 067