1847 Freight Tarriff. 1848. New-York & Albany via Housatonic & Western Railroads and Steamboats.

New York: Printed by Hart, 2 Thames St. 1847.

Broadside (31 x 17 cm.), single leaf, printed recto only. typographical "rope" border. An early and interesting freight tariff broadside listing rates for transportation between Albany and New York. First class (Dried Apples and Peaches, Eggs (at owner's risk), Indigo, Ivory, Palm Leaf and Rattan, Stoves, Wool, and Light Wrapping Paper at $10 per ton); second class (included Coffee, Candles, Cheese, Drugs and Dye Woods, Groceries, Hemp, Lard, Lemons and Oranges, Paper - except wrapping, Fish (at owner's risk), Sumac, Tallow, Tobacco, Wine, Window Glass, etc., at $7 per ton); third class (included Butter and Cheese in Casks, Beef, Pork and Fish, salted, Cider, Flax and Grass Seed, Logwood, in stick, Molasses, Nails, Sugar, Salt, Spirits, Tin, & Vinegar, etc. at $5 per ton). It's remarkable how well this list illustrates that household goods made up the majority of wares transported on these railroads, and how certain activities, like dyeing were supplied with natural materials from afar. ~ Age-toned and lightly soiled, with creases from folding; short closed tear to one fold, not affecting text. Good, but still attractive. [OCLC locates no copies; not other references found].

Price: $750.00