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Watkin's Pacific Railroad

Watkin's Pacific Railroad [graphic] / by C. E. Watkins.
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
San Francisco : C. E. Watkins, 1866?-1872?

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93 stereographs (photographic prints) : albumen, b&w; 87 x 176 mm.
  • Group portraits.
  • Albumen prints.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Stereographs.
  • Title from labels printed on mount. Some views are by A. A. Hart, from whom Watkins purchased negatives in 1869, see RLIN record #NYPG92-f102. Includes views in series' titled "Central Pacific Railroad," "Watkin's Central Pacific Railroad" and "Watkin's Union Pacific Railroad."
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  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F108
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916, photographer.
Watkin's Pacific Railroad [graphic] / by C. E. Watkins.
San Francisco : C. E. Watkins, 1866?-1872?
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at division indicated.
Stereoscopic views along the Central and Union Pacific Railroads: railroad cuts, bridges, trestles, tunnels and tracks: Bloomer Cut with one view showing train in cut, tracks east of Auburn, Secret Town Trestle, new cut above Alta train car in the cut and ties by the side of the tracks, American River from Green Bluffs, with train in foreground and from Cape Horn, Cape Horn from below, snow sheds near Cisco and in Emigrant Gap, and Emigrant Gap Ridge, man in interior of snow shed around Crested Peak, tunnels 10 & 12, including view of men building stone wall outside tunnel 10, tracks and cut at Eagle Gap, tracks along the Truckee, at Red Bluffs and in the lower canyon of the Truckee, bridges over the Truckee, and men working moving rocks below Truckee station, views in Pleasant and Green Valleys, first construction train passing the Palisades in Ten Mile Canyon and another train dwarfed by Palisades, and view of the Humboldt River from top of Palisades, men working on eastern portal of Summit Tunnel; hydraulic mining; interior view of the Selby lead and Silver smelting work, San Francisco, showing Chinese man pouring molten metal into forms for ingots; Shoshonean Indians in Ten Mile Canyon; studio portrait of Paiute Indians.
The Sierra Nevada: Donner Lake views, from tunnels 7 & 8, showing cabin on the shore of the lake, girl on shore of lake, etc., waterfalls, wagon crossing Yuba River, Castle Peak, beyond, Black Butte, wagons on road below Grant's peak, snowy view of summit of the Sierras, buildings below Cathedral Rocks, forest view near Dutch Flat, view in Dutch Ravine, Bear River Valley near Gold Run, Dutch Ravine, view at china Ranch; Pullman's Palace Sleeping Car "Palmyra" including interior view; "advance of civilization," end of track near Iron point, showing men, wagons and the crew working in the distance; Weber and Echo Canyons including rock formations, Devil's Gate, 1000-mile tree, Pulpit Rock; views in Salt Lake City including the Tabernacle, homes and a theater.
Cite As:
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
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Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908. Photographer
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Research Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F108
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