Great Northern Railway Train Engine Locomotive No. 3040 Antique Photo

Great Northern Railway Train Engine Locomotive No. 3040 Antique Photo

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HISTORY: Robert Graham was born in 1908 in Stillwater Township, Minnesota. He married Margaret Thereau and they lived in Grant Township near Stillwater until his death in 1981. He was a bridge architect but his passion was trains, specifically locomotives. Riding a motorcycle, he and Margaret traveled across the country taking pictures of train engines as they came off of assembly lines. At home, he developed his photos in his basement dark room and systematically filed them in albums. Upon his death in 1981, Margaret gave this collection of photos to Myron Gilbertson who was a long time neighbor, friend and fellow train enthusiast. Myron was well known in the Upper Midwest and around the country for his model railroading and was published in several magazines. He proudly kept and stored this collection until his death in 2012. At his time his wife, Kate Gilbertson, retained ownership and kept it in her possession until August 1st, 2018 at which time we, Jonah’s Online Sales, purchased the entire collection to be broken up and offered here on eBay. At time of purchase, we requested that Kate Gilbertson right a short note with this historical information which she gladly did with her signature. A photo of this note is in the listing and you may print it off upon purchase to keep with your collection. Within this collection are several Real Photo Postcards RPPC that we will also be offering for sale. There are also a very few amount of photos from other collections from the era and will be marked.
This is a very large collection and may take years to completely list on eBay. All the books were found to be in excellent condition. The collection was stored in a temperature controlled environment. They do not have musty or smokey smells. The photos were not exposed to sunlight causing discoloration. The photos were not taped or glued and nor did they have any plastic film on them which may have had acid. The photos were in paper pages with open corners to insert the photos. They could easily be inserted or removed. There is some information on Robert Graham that can be found on internet searches. 
ITEM: Great Northern Railway Train Engine Locomotive No. 3040 Antique Photo
SIZE: 2.75 by 4.5 inches
CONDITION: please see photos for condition, most of this collection will be found in good condition, minimal wear, light corner/edge wear including mild indents from being in a display book, good gloss, back as seen, some may have imperfections from the film processing, collection was stored in a climate control area free of smoke/sunlight/animals
GUARANTEE: we attempt to photograph all aspects of each item and describe any issues to the best of our ability, please ask if you have concerns prior to bidding or purchase, we understand that sometimes there can be issues so please email or call us with any problems once received, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on any item as long as it is received in original condition
SHIPPING: calculated shipping via USPS, we do combine shipping on additional purchases
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JONAH’S ONLINE SALES: We have been in business for over 10 years on eBay serving people in Wisconsin & Minnesota in moves, downsizing, estates, collections, and single items—contact us to see what we can do for you!


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Category: Collectibles:Transportation:Railroadiana and Trains:Photographs:Photographs
Location: Verona, Wisconsin