1883 poster commemorating Matthias W. Baldwin’s construction of “Old Ironsides, in 1832.
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Mathias W. Baldwin's image is inserted above the engraving of Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown Railroad Depot engraving to create a Baldwin poster

Credit: Courtesy of the Hagley Museum and Library

Having first built a miniature locomotive that ran around a track in Peale's Philadelphia Museum in 1831, Mathias Baldwin (1795-1866) then built "Old Ironsides" to carry passengers on the new Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown Railroad. His Baldwin Locomotive Works would go on to manufacture more locomotives than any other firm in the world.

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