Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Photography and the transcontinental railroad" - NEW CSRM EXHIBIT AND BOOK

"Photography and the transcontinental railroad" by Nancy Flagg, © Sacramento Press, September 16, 2013. (News Article)

" ... The story of the emerging art of photography and how it was used to publicize the massive technological achievement of connecting the country’s East and West coasts by railroad is the subject of the new exhibit, “Double Exposure” at the California State Railroad Museum. ... Glenn Willumson, guest curator of the exhibit and author of Iron Muse: Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad, explained that photos of the railroad construction “created a westward view” for the public, which was accustomed to primarily thinking of the country as east of the Missouri River. ..." [More]

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