Thomas Hahn Collection of C&O Canal Photos
This set features late-19th and early-20th century photographs of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, from the Thomas Hahn collection at the Special Collections Research Center at Gelman Library, George Washington University.

Thomas Hahn (1926- 2007) was a professional industrial archaeologist, a college professor and a bona fide Indian medicine man. He wrote 30 volumes on the C&O Canal for the National Park Service, as well as historical books, essays and brochures. He was considered one of the world's foremost experts on the C&O Canal. He was the field archaeologist on two major canal restoration projects: one in Havre de Grace, Md., the other in Alexandria, Va. He was president and founder of the 25-member Eastern West Virginia Archeology Society and served as president of the American Canal Association from 1972-1997.

The Thomas Hahn collection at the Special Collections Research Center at Gelman Library features 31 boxes of photographic negatives, slides and prints of the C&O Canal and other canals. Many of the images here are duplicated in the collections of the National Park Service. Explore more here at: www.nps.gov/choh/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm
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