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Travelers, Tracks & Tycoons Lecture Series

Travelers: Journeys on the Railroads from the Early Surveys to Modern Vacations

Exhibition Lecture: Nicholas Fry on "Travelers: Journeys on the Railroads" from The Grolier Club on Vimeo.

Originally recorded on May 25, 2022 - Lecture 1 of 3
Barriger Railroad Library Curator Nick Fry gives a review of the journeys along the railroads from the surveys of the Army Engineers and civilians like Asa Gray to modern vacation trips by rail. Offered in connection with the exhibition "Travelers, Tracks and Tycoons: The Railroad in American Legend and Life," curated by the St. Louis Mercantile Library, which runs in the ground-floor exhibition hall through July 30, 2022.

 

Tracks: Images Documenting the Building of the Railroads

Exhibition Lecture: Nicholas Fry on "Tracks: Images Documenting the Building of the Railroads" from The Grolier Club on Vimeo.

Originally recorded on June 29, 2022 - Lecture 2 of 3
Nicholas Fry, curator of the "Travelers, Tracks and Tycoons" exhibition at the Grolier Club, speaks on "Tracks: Images Documenting the Building of the Railroads." This presentation shows the portrayal of railroad construction and workers in graphics from woodcuts to modern photographs.