1. Creator/Author:
  2. York Dispatch (1)

Hanover Junction, York County, in 1863 and 1952

Creator:
York Dispatch
Location:
Pennsylvania, York County, York
Origin Date:
1952
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 21 in x 22 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2375
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This reprint from the York Dispatch of York, Pennsylvania, features photographs of the Hanover Junction train station from 1863 and 1952 for the purpose of correcting the long held mistaken location in the catalog record of the National Archives. In addition, the researcher believes the tall man with the stovepipe hat in front of the depot is President Abraham Lincoln on his way to deliver his speech at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The text to the left of the photographs presents the arguments for and against changing the location of the Hanover Junction train station to be in Pennsylvania, and not in Virginia as was previously stated in the catalog record. A handwritten note in the lower right corner addressed to Dr. Louis A. Warren in blue ink states, "I believe the man which I have encircled to be Mr. Andrew Carnegie. I have found two sources in the Library of Congress that say that he was on the trip with Lincoln. Sincerely, Russell W. Bowman." A post script adds, "P.S. I have spent 3 months doing research on this picture." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum