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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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New Engine

New Engine

Photo is titled "New Engine." Most likely at Charlestown Navy Yard late 1800's as the album it was scanned from contains mostly photos from there and Chelsea Navy Yard in that time period. Anyone have additional information? View full size.

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Could this be it?

Here's an 0-4-0 tank loco, very similar, that is said to be ex-Navy. Sure, the cab is aft of the rear driver, but a wooden cab would certainly have been replaced during its service life. The link-and-pin coupler, lack of air brakes, and kerosene headlight likely mark the historic photo as mid-1890s or earlier.

Not the most dignified preservation, but at least it hasn't been scrapped.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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