Guide to the Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad, ca. 1872

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Guide to the Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad, ca. 1872

Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

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  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 20
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1872
Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03
Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard
Extent: 13 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad taken by Eadweard Muybridge.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad. PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

Acquisition Information

Consult repository.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains images of Central Pacific Railroad tracks, cuts, and tunnel views. Contains a few images of other subjects along the route, including a lumber mill, Calistoga visitors riding in a carriage, Tahoe House, and a group of Shoshone Indians at Corinne, Utah.
Stereographs are organized by series, based on mount description: Illustrated by Edw. J. Muybridge; Illustrated by Helios' Flying Studio; Published by Bradley & Rulofson.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Central Pacific Railroad Company--Pictorial works.
Railroads--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
Railroads--Track--Photographs.
Railroad tunnels--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
Shoshoni Indians--Utah--Corinne--Pictorial works.
Lumber trade--California--Photographs.
Carriages and carts--California--Photographs.
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)--Pictorial works.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Helios Flying Studio.
Bradley & Rulofson.


Collection Contents

Box 3

Central Pacific Railroad (Illustrated by Edw. J. Muybridge), ca. 1872

Physical Description: 5 photographic prints (mounted)

Scope and Content Note

Various views from along the Central Pacific Railroad lines in California and Utah.
Stereo No. 710

Tahoe House, on the shore of Lake Tahoe

Stereo No. 732

Lumber Mill at Rocky Glen, Truckee River

Stereo No. 754

Shoshone Indians at Corinne

Stereo No. 796

Eureka Cut, looking east

Stereo No. 958

Stump of Fossil Tree, Petrified Forest near Calistoga

Box 3

Central Pacific Railroad (Illustrated by Helios' Flying Studio), ca. 1872

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints (mounted)

Scope and Content Note

Various views from along the Central Pacific Railroad lines.
Stereo No. 739

View from top of Tunnel number 15, looking west

Stereo No. 744

Hunboldt [i.e., Humboldt] Palisades, looking west

Stereo No. 798

Tri-Kanyon Point, between Shady Run and Alta, looking west

Box 3

Central Pacific Railroad (Published by Bradley & Rulofson), ca. 1872

Physical Description: 5 photographic prints (mounted)

Scope and Content Note

Various views from along the Central Pacific Railroad lines, including Calistoga Springs.
Stereo No. 703

Palisade Lake, near Western Summit Sierra Nevada Mountains

Stereo No. 730

Bridge over the Truckee River, near Boco

Stereo No. 829

Tunnel No. 1, the first bored on the C.P.R.R. looking east

Stereo No. 935

Calistoga Springs, The Railroad, from Mount Lincoln

Stereo No. 951

Calistoga Springs, all Aboard for the Geysers with Clark Foss