Union Pacific Railroad, excursion to the 100th meridian, October 1866

Title
Union Pacific Railroad, excursion to the 100th meridian, October 1866 / photographed by J. Carbutt, Chicago, under the auspices of the Union Pacific Rail Road Company.
Author
Carbutt, John, 1832-1905,
Publication
Chicago : J. Carbutt, October, 1866
Electronic Resource
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Description
19 stereographs (photographic prints) : albumen, b&w; 87 x 173mm.
Genre/Form
  • Albumen prints.
  • Group portraits.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Stereographs.
Note
  • Title and statement of responsibility from text printed on labels.
  • Thomas C. Durant, Vice President of the Union Pacific, organized the excursion to the 100th meridian for publicity and to impress potential investors who were among the 202 invited guests and their families. Guests included the Earl of Arlie, French diplomats, the Gov. of Nebraska and various men of the "Eastern elite." See Brey: John Carbutt on the frontiers of photography (1984) and Wiliams: A great and shining road (1988).
  • Views are numbered: 201-204, 206-208, 210, 212, 213, 215-218, 220, 221, 224, 230, 233.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F100
Author
Carbutt, John, 1832-1905, photographer.
Title
Union Pacific Railroad, excursion to the 100th meridian, October 1866 / photographed by J. Carbutt, Chicago, under the auspices of the Union Pacific Rail Road Company.
Imprint
Chicago : J. Carbutt, October, 1866
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at division indicated.
Summary
Views along the Union Pacific Railroad: primarily group portraits of men and women on the excursion at various points along the way including at Camp No. 1, Columbus, Neb., group 275 miles west of Omaha, Oct. 24, 1866, the Elkhorn Club on the banks of the Platte, five men (some of whom are African American): "Kinsley's Brigade," on the banks of the Platte, Commissioners and Directors of the U.P.R.R., a group in front of tents at "Headquarters, Platte City, Oct. 25th, 1866, shadow of the photographer visible, representatives of the press,"The Boys that made us comfortable," guests in front of train and sign marking the 100th meridian, T. C. Durant and heads of Depts., U.P.R.R.; other views include two views of a Pawnee Indian camp, with "mounted Pawnee warriors," view of mounted Pawnee and palace cars of the U.P.R.R.; man (Samuel Reed, Supt. of Construction) standing amid ties that have been laid out into the distance, tracks yet to be laid; view of the train, decorated with elk horns and American flags, at the 100th meridian; a general view of Omaha; construction train and crew.
Cite As:
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
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Local Subject
Outdoor portraits.
Photographica.
Added Author
Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Research Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F100
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