Guide to Hart's Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad

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Guide to Hart's Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad

Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 4

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/
Processed by:
Wendy Welker
Date Completed:
August 2003
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© 2003 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1864-1867
Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 4
Creator: Hart, Alfred A.
Extent: 53 photographic prints (mounted), 8 x 17 cm.
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad taken by Alfred A. Hart.
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 4, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

Acquisition Information

Consult repository.

Scope and Contents Note

Views of the construction and surrounding landscape of the Central Pacific Railroad in northern California and Nevada. Includes a downtown San Francisco view, a photo of the interior hallway of E.B. Crocker's Sacramento residence, and a group portrait of Piute (i.e., Paiute) Indians.
Organized by series, based on geographic location printed on mount (California; Nevada; no designation).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Crocker, Edward B.--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Central Pacific Railroad Company--Pictorial works.
Railroads--Design and construction--Photographs.
Railroads--California, Northern--Photographs.
Railroads--California, Northern--Photographs.
Railroads--Nevada--Photographs.
Paiute Indians--Pictorial works.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works.


Collection Contents

 

Alfred A. Hart, California, Central Pacific Railroad, ca. 1864-1867

Physical Description: 44 stereoviews

Scope and Content Note

Views of the construction and surrounding landscape of the Central Pacific Railroad in northern California.
Stereo No. 14

Bloomer Cut, Eastern portion, 34 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 17

Rock Ravine, near Auburn.

Stereo No. 24

Lime Point, above Auburn.

Stereo No. 36

Colfax from the south, Altitude 2,448 feet.

Stereo No. 47

Secrettown, 62 miles from Sacramento. Altitude 3,000 feet.

Stereo No. 49

Secrettown Trestle from the East. Hight (sic) 90 feet.

Stereo No. 55

Flume and Railroad at Gold Run. 64 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 60

Train in Dixie Cut. Gold Run Station. Placer County.

Stereo No. 67

Alta from the south. Altitude 3,635 feet. 69 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 76

Giant's Gap, American River. 2,500 feet perpendicular. 72 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 81

Little Blue Canyon. 74 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 83

Prospect Hill Cut, from the north.

Stereo No. 85

Fort Point Cut. 70 feet deep, 600 feet long.

Stereo No. 86

View North of Fort Point. 76 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 87

Horse Ravine. 77 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 98

Black Butte, from the north.

Stereo No. 106

New Hampshire Falls, on Yuba River. Summer view, 96 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 116

Camp near Summit Tunnel, Mount King in the distance.

Stereo No. 118

Summit Tunnel--Eastern Portal. Length 1,660 feet, on the Western Summit.

Stereo No. 133

Stumps cut by Donner Party in 1846.

Stereo No. 141

Tangent below Pino, 22 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 144

American River Bridge, 400 feet long.

Stereo No. 146

Train on Embankment above Pino, with Hand-car near.

Stereo No. 157

Railroad West from Fort Point, 76 miles.

Stereo No. 165

Emigrant Gap, West from (?)

Stereo No. 166

Emigrant Gap Tunnel, Wall and Snow Covering.

Stereo No. 172

Echo Point, opposite Crystal Lake, looking West.

Stereo No. 176

Black Butte--91 miles.

Stereo No. 208

Coldstream Valley.

Stereo No. 213

Snow Covering, below Cisco.

Stereo No. 228

Truckee river entering the Eastern Summits. Tunnel No. 14. 134 miles.

Stereo No. 233

Cutting Granite at Rocklin. 22 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 237

Crested Peak, from Grant's Butte.

Stereo No. 241

Engine House and Turntable. Rocklin. 22 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 244

Cut near New England Mills. 49 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 246

Constructing Snow Cover. Scene near the Summit.

Stereo No. 252

Snow Gallery around Crested Peak. Timbers 12 x 14 in., 20 in. apart.

Stereo No. 258

Castle Peak, from Railroad. Above Donner Lake - 2 copies

Stereo No. 282

Piute Squaws and Children, at Reno.

Stereo No. 338

First Construction Train passing the Palisades, Ten Mile Canyon.

Stereo No. 340

Indian viewing R.R. from top of Palisades. 435 miles from Sacramento.

 

San Francisco Mission Bay.

 

Alfred A. Hart, Nevada, Central Pacific Railroad, ca. 1864-1867

Physical Description: 8 stereoviews

Scope and Content Note

Views of the construction and surrounding landscape of the Central Pacific Railroad in Nevada.
Stereo No. 275

Eagle Gap. Truckee River.

Stereo No. 277

Looking toward Verdi. Truckee River, 140 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 290

Truckee Meadows, from Camp 37. 162 miles from Sacramento.

Stereo No. 291

Scene near Camp 37. Lower Canyon of Truckee - 2 copies

Stereo No. 294

Cottonwood Valley. Lower Canyon of Truckee - 2 copies

Stereo No. 298

Limestone Point. Lower Canyon of Truckee.

 

[Central Pacific Railroad]? ca. 1864-1867

Physical Description: 1 stereoview

Scope and Content Note

View of northern California, Yuba River area.
Stereo No. 100

Yuba Cascade and Hieroglyphic Rocks, on the Yuba River, near Crystal Lake.

 

[Central Pacific Railroad]? ca. 1865-1870

Physical Description: 1 stereoview

Scope and Content Note

View of Sacramento area home.
 

[Sacramento 1865-70, E.B. Crocker Home]