MG-289. GEORGE HART PHOTOGRAPHS, [ca. 1860-1960].
Born in 1919 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, George Hart was the first director of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg. Since the 1930s, he has been photographing and collecting photographs of railroads, especially the Reading Railroad. The collection contains forty-seven prints of stereographic views made from original glass negatives, including several photographs of stations belonging to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In the Camden and Amboy folder are two pictures of a painting of a station showing an African American servant or waiter. Another photograph in the West New Jersey and Seashore Railroad folder shows the Haddon Avenue station in Camden with a crowd of people and includes one African American man waiting for a train.