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This photograph, dating to the early 20th century, shows trolley cars and the men who ran them. The motormen/conductors wear their uniforms and caps. One has his hand on the controls. The uniforms help to keep a railroad-like service with a regular schedule. Three "customers" stand to the left, a man and 2 young boys. The electric cars, open in the summer (shown in the first 2 cars) and closed (as in the 3rd car) run on tracks laid most often next to roads. The side curtains could be rolled down when it rained.


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Electric trolley

photographer   Unidentified
date   1900-1910
height   4.12"
width   6.12"
process/materials   paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.12.2520

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