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Title
First Pacific Electric train to Santa Monica
Date Created and/or Issued
April 1, 1896
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
Image of a crowd of passengers standing in front of a Pacific Electric streetcar on a dirt road after disembarking from the first electric train to arrive in Santa Monica, California, on April 1, 1896.
This is a copy negative (a photograph of another photograph). Title and date based on note from Ernest Marquez, "Santa Monica- First Pacific Electric train to Santa Monica, April 1, 1896" written on envelope as it was received. The Pacific Electric Railway system of electric streetcars and rail was also known as the Red Car system.
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : film negative ; sheet 10 x 12.5 cm
Identifier
photCL_555
490058
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/16740
Subject
Pacific Electric Railway Company
Electric railroads--Cars
Local transit
Trolley cars
Street-railroads
Photographs. (aat)
Place
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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