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Across the Continent: The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew F. Russell.


Across the Continent: The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew F. Russell

Daniel Davis

University of Utah Press


195 pages



This book traces the life and work of artist Andrew J. Russell (1829-1902), focusing on the photos he took of the Union Pacific Railroad and its construction, as a means to understand the first transcontinental railroad. It describes RussellAEs life and work in New York and during the Civil War, the use of photography by the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads, Russell's first trip out West in 1868, his second trip West and the Golden Spike ceremony, his photographs documenting the West, those for Leslie's Illustrated, and the rise and decline of Western photography. Included is a catalog of his photographs for the Union Pacific. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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