Album: Nat'l Pike

Mom has a very old album of photos documenting the building of the The National Pike by "Irwin, E. Gilbert", photographer of Frostburg Maryland.

Here it is, with titles in the photos repeated below the image. If you wish to view it as a slideshow just click on the first photo. If you wish to save a copy of any image to your computer, right click on the image.

These images are, to the best of my knowledge, in the public domain as they were published in 1906 and the copyright has expired, as far as I know. (See below from the US Government web site regarding copyrighted work before 1909.)

They are a historical treasure. Please enjoy!

My apologies that some of these images are tilted or a bit out of focus. Will try to get better images.

About Copyright duration from

Duration under 1909 Act

Federal standards for copyright duration differ substantially

under the 1909 act compared with the 1976 act because
of the renewal term contained in the 1909 act. Under the
1909 act, federal copyright was secured on the date a work
was published or, for unpublished works, on the date of
registration. A copyright lasted for a first term of 28 years
from the date it was secured. The copyright was eligible
for renewal during the final, that is, 28th year, of the first
term. If renewed, the copyright was extended for a second,
or renewal, term of 28 years. If it was not renewed, the
copyright expired at the end of the first 28-year term, and
the work is no longer protected by copyright.