Rare Pair of Framed "Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad" Train Photos !!!
A Rare Original Photo of the 24 inch "Narrow Gauge Cornwall-Lebanon Train" in Operation,(1889- 1916) running aside of Camp Coleman seen operating on the edge of Lake Conewago in Mt. Gretna,Pa.! Narrow Gauge locomotives were Built by Baldwin as 4-4-0, with numbers 11,12,and 15.
Marked below photo in Pen by photographer "Wonders * Lebanon,Pa." Actual Photo Paper print size is Large 13 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches.
Newly acquired Locomotives were normally photographed immediately on arrival, and this # 6 Cornwall-Lebanon Baldwin Standard 4-4-0 Gauge as seen on the Turntable, which was Recently Discovered behind the first Cornwall-Lebanon Narrow Gauge Train Photo ! Newly discovered underneath the second photo, this Rare Locomotive photo is not seen in the "Railroads of Lebanon County" Book. Actual Original paper print photo size is 10 by 8 1/4 inches.
Period solid Walnut Frames with gold painted interior trim, and old glass.
Both Photo Studio Boards measure 17 Wide by 13 inches High. Both Frames measure 19 3/8 inches Wide by 15 1/8 inches High.
Weighs 3 Pounds and 15 Ounces each. Both weigh 7 Pounds and 14 Ounces. (Will ship well wrapped for 10 Pounds.) _________________________________________
Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad in Mt. Gretna,Pa. Historical Notes :
President of the Railroad Lines was Robert Habersham Coleman, Iron Ore & Steel Industrialist.
Narrow Gauge Railroad Engine with Tender and Single Passenger Car can be seen across Lake Conewago and in the forefront of Tent City Camp . Rare Photo of the Military Tent City seen at Mount Gretna, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania !
This photo was taken Between 1880 and 1893.
Photographer Marked in lower left: "WONDERS" Marked in lower right : "LEBANON"
Two photographers named "Wonders" worked in Lebanon as follows:
Newton M. Wonders : worked from 1880's to 1890's in Lebanon,Pa. ( later mover to Pottsville,Pa. 1893 to 1901)
Solon Wonders : worked from 1890 to 1891 in Lebanon,Pa. ( later mover to Lancaster,Pa. in 1898)
Photographer Ref: Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839 to 1900 By : Linda Ries & Jay Ruby Pa. Historic & Museum Comm. Publication