"John Bull" Locomotive Engine

ID: 14293 or MAH-14293

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 54, Folder: 8

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Etching of the "John Bull" locomotive engine, which was built in 1831 in England and used through 1861. This artifact was acquired by John Elfreth Watkins, honorary curator of the section of steam transportation in the Division of Arts and Industries of the United States National Museum, in 1885.


  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries


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For more information see the Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1885, p. 31-32. There are also other representations of this object in this folder, notably negative number 33196.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 54, Folder: 8

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • Railroads
  • Trains
  • Artifacts
  • John Bull (Steam locomotive)
  • Transportation
  • National Collections
  • United States National Museum
  • Railroads--Trains


  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

14293 or MAH-14293

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 9 1/2w x 5 1/2h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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