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Alascheir railway, Asia minor, constructed by Samuel Bayliss, CE, circa 1875

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Alascheir (railway)

Scope and Content of Collection

The album of 30 albumen prints by an unknown photographer documents the completed extension of the Smyrna Cassaba railroad from Cassaba to Alascheir (Alaşehir), Turkey, which was constructed under the direction of Samuel Bayliss and completed in 1875. Included are city views of Cassaba and Alascheir, station buildings, two types of bridge construction, locomotives, and railroad cars. Of particular interest are views of Sardis and the Temple of the Sibyl.

The album has brown full leather covers with gilt tooling and title on front cover. Plate titles are taken from the printed index at the beginning of the album. The plate numbers are penciled on the mounts below the lower right corners of the images.

Wet stamp on front paste down: The / London / Stereoscopic / Company / 110 & 108 Regent Street / London.

Arrangement

Arranged in a single series:
Series I. Alascheir railway, Asia minor, constructed by Samuel Bayliss, CE, 1875.




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