Paper by Train

Western Railroad Corporation receipt close-up

One of the most efficient ways to transport paper in the 1800s was by train. The archives at Crane hold many receipts from Railroad companies for moving paper. These companies often had engraved images of trains as part of their letterhead.

Western Railroad Corporation receipt
Thompson & Co.’s American Express receipt
Thompson & Co.’s American Express receipt close-up of train image and list of cities.
Housatonic Railroad Company receipt
Housatonic Railroad Company receipt close up of train graphic.