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Guide to the Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad, ca. 1872
PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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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


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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    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.


    Central Pacific Railroad Company--Pictorial works.
    Railroads--West (U.S.)--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.