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Alton Limited Photographed With "World's Largest" Camera (editor's title)

8-ft, 4-1/2-in. print of Alton Limited
Photo of a display showing a 1901 photograph of the Alton Limited passenger train. George R. Lawrence photographed the train that year on the Chicago & Alton Railroad with a camera he called the "world's largest." The camera was bigger than a modern automobile and took several men to operate, and the single plate image stretched to 8 feet, 4-1/2 inches. The print now resides at the Chicago Historical Society. This photo appears on p. 63 of More Classic Trains by Arthur Dubin (Kalmbach, 1974).
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Illinois; Temporal, 1901
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1901
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Illinios
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name Alton Limited
Image ID Dubin.I.31.3
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