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Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) Collection, 1868-1869
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Photographs of construction on the Union Pacific Railway from the book "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway". Several photos are of cities in Kansas, where Gardner went in 1867 to photograph the country and the railroad construction. Thirty-five of these one hundred fifty views are in the collection.
Gardner is best known for his Civil War photographs. He was in charge of Mathew Brady's gallery in Washington, D.C., from 1858 until 1863, when he opened his own business, and he made the last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln.
.4 linear feet (Boxes: 1 ov)
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