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Guide to the Alfred A. Hart Photographs
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Description
The Alfred A. Hart Collection includes one photograph album of 365 images, and 106 stereographs. The majority of the stereographs are duplicate images from the album. However, there are also ten stereographs of the home of Leland and Jane Stanford in Sacramento (images that do not appear in the album).
Background
Alfred A. Hart, born in Norwich, Connecticut on March 16, 1816, was the principal photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad during the construction of the Overland Route. He photographed the construction from 1865 to 1869 when the last spike was driven by Leland Stanford at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869.
Extent
5.25 Linear feet (1 album: 375 unbound photoprints: albumen; 375 photonegatives; 154 photoprints: stereograph, mounted)
Restrictions
The material is in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use.
Availability
Open for research.