1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike

Up for sale is this RARE & HISTORIC 1877 Oversize Albumen Stereoview by S.V. Albee from "The Railroad War at Pittsburgh, July 21-22, 1877" series and titled No. 39 ~ Pan-Handle Tunnel and Rear of Office. Slightly curved flat mount cabinet/oversized stereoview measures 7" wide by 3 7/8" high. Photo has typical minor soiling/staining and light fading to foreground with some fading to background, but overall still has good contrast / details visible. Mount has light soiling, light stain along bottom edge, and typical wear to corners & edges along with one dinged corner. I would say oversize stereoview is in VG condition for age. This oversized or "cabinet" sized stereoview measures 7" long by 3 15/16" high. This would make an OUTSTANDING addition to ANY Railroad, Stereoview, or Labor/Union Strike collection.

This HISTORIC view shows the results -- in one small area -- of one of the largest & most violent 19th century labor/union wars in the United States. The series of incidents was significant enough that you probably even studied it during history class in school!!!

View takes your breath away with the destruction. While image was taken along a double railroad track, you literally can't even see the tracks due to all the burned out remains of train cars and maybe even a train engine/locomotive or two. All you really see is train wheels, metal tubing, a boiler or two, and various pieces of metal. Background shows a stone retaining wall on left, rear of 3 story railroad? office on right, while back left of middle has two dark squares which are the openings to the Panhandle tunnel, with a shorter building in the far background. Words can't full describe the devastation, so see photos, especially closeups for details. Front left edge says in pencil: Pan Handle Tunnel & rear of office. Back says: The Railroad War at Pittsburgh, July 21-22, 1877. ~ The following list of Stereograph's, taken from near 10th St. and 7th Ave. and extending out to 33d St., gives a complete Historical View of the district burnt over. These are the only Views that were taken directly after the fire, and before the debris had been disturbed. ~ It than has a backlist with the titles of the 42 views [view number depicted on front is marked in pencil which is normal] ~ Published by S.V. Albee, 784 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Item ID: 231-10-D

1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike

1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike
1877 RAILROAD WAR Pittsburgh, PA S.V.Albee Stereoview Panhandle Tunnel Train Wreck & Fire Ruins Union Strike

Up for sale is this RARE & HISTORIC 1877 Oversize Albumen Stereoview by S.V. Albee from "The Railroad War at Pittsburgh, July 21-22, 1877" series and titled No. 39 ~ Pan-Handle Tunnel and Rear of Office. Slightly curved flat mount cabinet/oversized stereoview measures 7" wide by 3 7/8" high. Photo has typical minor soiling/staining and light fading to foreground with some fading to background, but overall still has good contrast / details visible. Mount has light soiling, light stain along bottom edge, and typical wear to corners & edges along with one dinged corner. I would say oversize stereoview is in VG condition for age. This oversized or "cabinet" sized stereoview measures 7" long by 3 15/16" high. This would make an OUTSTANDING addition to ANY Railroad, Stereoview, or Labor/Union Strike collection.

This HISTORIC view shows the results -- in one small area -- of one of the largest & most violent 19th century labor/union wars in the United States. The series of incidents was significant enough that you probably even studied it during history class in school!!!

View takes your breath away with the destruction. While image was taken along a double railroad track, you literally can't even see the tracks due to all the burned out remains of train cars and maybe even a train engine/locomotive or two. All you really see is train wheels, metal tubing, a boiler or two, and various pieces of metal. Background shows a stone retaining wall on left, rear of 3 story railroad? office on right, while back left of middle has two dark squares which are the openings to the Panhandle tunnel, with a shorter building in the far background. Words can't full describe the devastation, so see photos, especially closeups for details. Front left edge says in pencil: Pan Handle Tunnel & rear of office. Back says: The Railroad War at Pittsburgh, July 21-22, 1877. ~ The following list of Stereograph's, taken from near 10th St. and 7th Ave. and extending out to 33d St., gives a complete Historical View of the district burnt over. These are the only Views that were taken directly after the fire, and before the debris had been disturbed. ~ It than has a backlist with the titles of the 42 views [view number depicted on front is marked in pencil which is normal] ~ Published by S.V. Albee, 784 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Item ID: 231-10-D

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