September 2013

Snapshot: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Employee Passes

Images from AC.673: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Employee Passes, 1907-1971. The Norfolk and Western Railway operated as a rail system from 1881 until 1998 when it was merged into Norfolk Southern Corporation. The employee pass cards within this collection are ephemera from the heyday of the company's operations.

Snapshot: Doc Abrams and Music Box

"Doc" Abrams had a lifelong fascination with musical machines and instruments. Abrams collected musical oddities [one of which-- dubbed "Musical Casket No. 2"-- is included in his papers] and frequently gave lectures on his hobby of repairing old music boxes.

Image from AC.114: W. Amos Abrams Papers, 1884-1984, undated.