Collection comprises seven, black and white, gelatin silver print photographs taken by Mark Ruwedel between 1996 and 2006.
One photograph, Death Valley #16 (2001) shows an abandoned railroad trestle in Death Valley, California. The other prints in this collection are from Ruwedel's
Desert Sidings series, including Bagdad (1996); Pisgah (1996); Klondike (1996); Siberia (1996); Essex (2002); and Cadiz (2006). These images
show various locations in the Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California. The photographs are part of Ruwedel's larger
series, Westward the Course of Empire and were featured in the California Historical Society's 2019 exhibition of the same name.
Mark Ruwedel was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1954. He is a landscape photographer, with much of his work documenting
the American West and the California desert region. Ruwedel is a Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach.
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Mark Ruwedel, was not
transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS). Permission for reproduction or publication of materials in this collection
beyond that allowed by fair use must be secured from the copyright holder.
Collection is open for research.