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The Trees' Knees: 1897

The Trees' Knees: 1897

"A cypress swamp," somewhere in Mississippi circa 1897. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

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The cars -- the cars.

Those cars certainly are not Harriman Standard ones. They didn't exist until 1906, and were all steel cars. H-S constituted a big step in safety and utility to the railroads, along with the other steel cars that began showing up around the same time. Some steel cars retained the clerestory roof.

I don't know if this is Jackson's train (or even photo), but it isn't likely to be the one linked to in another post.

Photo Special?

The train in the background could well be Jackson's Special that brought him to the location as seen in this image.

Fishing Gentleman, Hidden Dragon

Note the passenger train hiding in the background. At a guess, a 4-4-0 pulling a rake of Harriman cars.

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