Alfred A. Hart photographs, 1862-1869
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- 5.5 linear feet (1 album: 375 unbound albumen photoprints; 375 photonegatives and 154 photoprints: stereograph, mounted)
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- Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908
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- Photographic series documenting construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, 1866-1869, presented both as an album and stereographs. Also includes mounted stereograph views of the Leland Stanford residence in Sacramento, 1862-1863. Collection includes copy negatives of Central Pacific series.
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- The materials are open for research use; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.
- Public domain. There are no restrictions on use.
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- Public domain.
- Alfred A. Hart, born in Norwich, Connecticut on March 16, 1816, was the principal photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad during the construction of the Overland Route. He photographed the construction from 1865 to 1869 when the last spike was driven by Leland Stanford at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. Although he worked as a photographer as early as 1857, Hart was trained as a portrait and landscape artist; after his work for the Central Pacific, he continued to paint and was awarded the gold medal for his paintings at an exhibition at the California State Fair in 1872. Nonetheless, Hart is remembered for his work in visually documenting the construction of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad.
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