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David Sterman Photograph Collection

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_p036
David Sterman Photograph Collection in Dig DC
David Sterman Photograph Collection in Dig DC


  • Creation: 1870 ca. - 1915 ca.


The David Sterman photograph collection includes 40 photographs and printed items documenting the history of transportation during the late 19th century and early 20th century, primarily in Washington, D.C. Most of the images depict horse-drawn and electric streetcars and horse-drawn carriages on the streets of Washington, D.C. Other notable images include photographs of steam engines, the 1889 DC flood, and U.S. soldiers preparing for the Spanish-American War, as well as an advertisement for an airplane race.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions to accessing this digital collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All of the items in the David Sterman Photograph Collection are in the public domain.

Custodial History

The images were amassed by David Sterman, who can be seen in the collection’s photograph of an Adams Express truck.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001