Saturday, February 16, 2008

CPRR stereoviews photographed by Carleton Watkins in the 1870's

Philip Nathanson comments that there is a small series of 42 unique views by Carleton Watkins (#4201 - 4242) of the Central Pacific Railroad taken in the 1870s, also published in the 1870s, shortly after the completion of the transcontinental through Nevada and California. This series is different and not to be confused with Watkins earlier views of the CPRR (#1 - 364) which were printed from negatives by Alfred A. Hart. The issuance of these views shows the public's continuing fascination with the transcontinental railroad.