Contents and Arrangement

Above Washington St. [a], undated

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of photographs of excavation work, machinery (a steam powered tractor), and shots of the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and bridge.

Includes negative numbers 513, 514, 515, 727, 548, 569, 570, 578, 579, 580, 628, 630, 771, 772.

Previously Box 2.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melissa Johnson with assistance from Scott Hamilton in 2000. Alison Speckman produced the archival contact prints from the glass plate negatives. Finding aid written by Melissa Johnson, Scott Hamilton in 2000. Box 12 was added by Christie Peterson in August 2012. Glass plate negatives were rehoused and new box numbers were assigned for the collection in September 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The glass plate negatives have been rehoused and retired from use. Research will be conducted using the archival contact prints, and reproductions will be made from these new paper prints. The paper prints developed circa 1905-1907 will be available for research use, and are housed as a separate series with the contact prints.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Above Washington St. [a]; Historical Photograph Collection, Lake Carnegie Construction Photographs, AC065, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 24

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