Friday, June 15, 2007

Artists for U.S.P.R.R. Expeditions & Surveys

From: "Tonya Anderson"

Was John Mix Stanley the only artist used for the Wildlife and Bird Engravings for the U.S.P.R.R. Expeditions & Surveys? If there are multiple artists, where can I find a list of the Artists and the Plate Numbers that are associated with each of them? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

—Tonya Anderson


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman"

The only way I can imagine to solve this is to examine all of the engravings of the published reports. Fortunately they are (to the best of my knowledge) on line. I'm sure each expedition had its own artist, but all the engravings may have been done by one person (or perhaps more likely, under the supervision of one individual).


6/15/2007 4:22 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

One source that might have information about the artists for the Pacific RR Surveys is:
Taft, Robert. Artists and Illustrators of the Old West: 1850-1900. NY, Scribner's, 1953.

The University of Michigan has the full text of all volumes of the Pacific RR Surveys online, and the CPRR Museum has selected engravings.

The Library of Congress has some color canvas maps from the Pacific RR Surveys which are different from the paper maps included in the map volume.

Has anyone found that the complete set of maps and/or engravings from the Pacific RR Surveys is online. Where?

6/15/2007 4:40 PM  

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