Subseries Org. Lot 93.A.3 - Watkins' Pacific Railroad stereographs

"Long Ravine Bridge from below, 120 feet high." (Stereograph 42) Verso of, "Long Ravine Bridge from below, 120 feet high." (Stereograph 42) "Secret Town, Trestle from the West, Length 1,100 feet." (Stereograph 48) Verso of, "Secret Town, Trestle from the West, Length 1,100 feet." (Stereograph 48) “Secret Town, Trestle from the East, Height 90 feet.” (Stereograph 49) Verso of, “Secret Town, Trestle from the East, Height 90 feet.” (Stereograph 49) “Summit Valley, Attitude 6,960 feet. Emigrant Mt. and R. R. Pass in distance." (Stereograph ... Verso of, “Summit Valley, Attitude 6,960 feet. Emigrant Mt. and R. R. Pass in distance." (St... "Scene at Lake Angela, Altitude 7,300 feet" (Stereograph 114) Verso of, "Scene at Lake Angela, Altitude 7,300 feet" (Stereograph 114) "Donner Lake, with Crested Peak and Mt. Lincoln in distance." (Stereograph 129) Verso of, "Donner Lake, with Crested Peak and Mt. Lincoln in distance." (Stereograph 129) “Frame for Snow Covering, interior view.” (Stereograph 163) Verso of, “Frame for Snow Covering, interior view.” (Stereograph 163) “Castle Peak from Railroad, above Donner Lake. (Stereograph 258) Verso of, “Castle Peak from Railroad, above Donner Lake. (Stereograph 258) “Scene on Bank of Truckee River, Lower Cañon of Truckee" (Stereograph 295) Verso of, “Scene on Bank of Truckee River, Lower Cañon of Truckee" (Stereograph 295) "View across River and Canyon, from top of Palisades" (Stereograph 341) Verso of, "View across River and Canyon, from top of Palisades" (Stereograph 341)

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Org. Lot 93.A.3

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Watkins' Pacific Railroad stereographs

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  • 1862 - 1869 (Creation)

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(1816-1908)

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Photographs originally taken by Alfred A. Hart (1816-1908), official photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad, between 1862-1869 during the Central Pacific Railroad's race to complete the first transcontinental railroad with the Union Pacific Railroad. Watkins acquired Hart's negatives in 1869 and published them under the imprint, "Watkins' Pacific Railroad."

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