File Details: AAAFm, 600 DPI, TIFF, Original Photograph, 17.1 Mb

Image ID: AAAF


by Russell (Andrew J.)



Negative Size:

6.5 in. x 8.5 in.


portable steam engine; sawhorse

Locations & Lines:

Alexandria VA; Potomac River; Virginia

Military Units:

US Military Railroads (USMRR); US Army


ark; sailboat


Huntington Library; J. Paul Getty Museum; Library of Congress

Photographed near the railroad wharf, Alexandria, VA. Steam engine in right center foreground.

Haupt, United States Military Railway Department. Construction And Transportation. No. 6. Represents arks in process of construction; one is seen on the launching ways nearly finished. The bottom of another is represented on the platform, part of the canvas projecting over the edges. The arks while being constructed rest on rollers, by means of which they are launched with great facility.