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H&FRHS Catalog ID00.31.05
Date or PeriodDecember 22, 1908
LocationMiddletown / Frederick, Maryland
C.C. Carty, L.Z. Derr
Credit LineAlex Postpischil
Dimensions6" x 8.5"
Storage LocationBinder 1 (Tickets/Waybills)
This waybill documents the shipment of a music cabinet and a clothes rack to L.Z. Derr of Middletown from C.C. Carty in Frederick.
A waybill is a document issued by a shipper, in this case the F&M Railway, documenting the property being shipped, the weight or quantity as well as any special instructions for the shipment and at times payment accepted.
The Frederick & Middletown Railway merged with the Washington, Frederick & Gettysburg Railway in late 1909 to become the Frederick Railroad, and 4 years later became the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway.
C.C. Carty was a well respected furniture maker and undertaker on Patrick Street in Frederick. The location of the business at this time was the building that is now home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.