Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad taken by Alfred A. Hart depicting the construction and surrounding landscape
of the Central Pacific Railroad in northern California and Nevada between 1862-1869.
Alfred A. Hart was born in Connecticut in 1816. In 1865 he was commissioned to photograph the construction of the Central
Pacific Railroad (CPRR) and was promoted to the CPRR's official photographer in 1866. Hart would photograph along the CPRR
line in the summers between 1865 and 1868. Hart was terminated from the CPRR in 1869. He died in 1908 in Alameda County, California.
Materials in this collection, which were created in 1865-1869, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to
publish or reproduce is not required.
Collection is open for research.