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Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) Collection, 1868-1869
P-089  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) Collection, 1868-1869
    Dates: 1868-1869
    Collection Number: P-089
    Creator/Collector: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
    Extent: .4 linear feet (Boxes: 1 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Photographs of construction on the Union Pacific Railway from the book "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway". Several photos are of cities in Kansas, where Gardner went in 1867 to photograph the country and the railroad construction. Thirty-five of these one hundred fifty views are in the collection.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) Collection, 1868-1869. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Gardner is best known for his Civil War photographs. He was in charge of Mathew Brady's gallery in Washington, D.C., from 1858 until 1863, when he opened his own business, and he made the last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs of construction on the Union Pacific Railway from the book "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway". Several photos are of cities in Kansas, where Gardner went in 1867 to photograph the country and the railroad construction. Thirty-five of these one hundred fifty views are in the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    Union Pacific Railway Company