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Guide to the Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads
PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1868-1873
    Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06
    Creator: Thomas Houseworth & Co.
    Extent: 17 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 Thomas Houseworth & Co. Includes one stereo of the Western Pacific Railroad.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    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

    [Identification of item], Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads, PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository.

    Scope and Contents Note

    Contains primarily landscape images of the Central Pacific Railroad route, with some photos of railroad tracks, bridges, a snow plow, and a ferry boat. Includes photos of Donner Lake, Truckee River, Lake Angela, French Lake, and Cisco in winter. There is one stereo of a group (family?) of Washoe (i.e., Washo) Indians. The one stereo from the Western Pacific Railroad shows a view of the water and horizon of San Francisco Bay.

    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
    Western Pacific Railroad Company--Pictorial works
    Railroads--California, Northern--Photographs
    Washo Indians--Pictorial works
    Placer County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Nevada County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Cisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Donner Lake (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.)--Pictorial works
    Lake Angela (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    French Lake (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    San Francisco Bay (Calif.)--Pictorial works.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Houseworth, Thomas