Guide to the Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads

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Guide to the Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads

Accession number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 20
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Processed by:
Wendy Welker
Date Completed:
August 2003
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2003 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1868-1873
Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06
Creator: Thomas Houseworth & Co.
Extent: 17 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad taken by Thomas Houseworth & Co. Includes one stereo of the Western Pacific Railroad.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stereographs of the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads, PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

Acquisition Information

Consult repository.

Scope and Contents Note

Contains primarily landscape images of the Central Pacific Railroad route, with some photos of railroad tracks, bridges, a snow plow, and a ferry boat. Includes photos of Donner Lake, Truckee River, Lake Angela, French Lake, and Cisco in winter. There is one stereo of a group (family?) of Washoe (i.e., Washo) Indians. The one stereo from the Western Pacific Railroad shows a view of the water and horizon of San Francisco Bay.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Central Pacific Railroad Company--Pictorial works
Western Pacific Railroad Company--Pictorial works
Railroads--California, Northern--Photographs
Washo Indians--Pictorial works
Placer County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Nevada County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Cisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Donner Lake (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.)--Pictorial works
Lake Angela (Calif.)--Pictorial works
French Lake (Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)--Pictorial works.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Houseworth, Thomas


Collection Contents

 

Central Pacific Railroad ca. 1868-1873

Physical Description: 16 stereographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains primarily landscape images of the Central Pacific Railroad route.
Stereo No. 602

Washoe Indians.

Stereo No. 783

Scene at Lake Angela, near Donner Peak, Nevada County.

Stereo No. 847

Reflections in Donner Lake.

Stereo No. 851

Pollard's Hotel, and reflections in Donner Lake.

Stereo No. 856

Reflection in Donner Lake.

Stereo No. 1228

American Canon, from the Central Pacific Railroad, 4 miles above Alta.

Stereo No. 1236

Section of the Long Ravine Bridge--120 feet high.

Stereo No. 1245

Rounding Cape Horn.

Stereo No. 1251

Winter view in Cisco--altitude 5,911 feet.

Stereo No. 1255

Cisco in winter--altitude 5,911 feet.

Stereo No. 1263

The snow plow--near Cisco, Placer Co., Cal.

Stereo No. 1278

French Lake--near Old Man Mountain, Nevada County.

Stereo No. 1294

The Truckee River, near the state line, Central Pacific Railroad.

Stereo No. 1318

Secret Town Bridge--1,100 ft. long, 95 ft. high, from the east.

Stereo No. 1471

Railroad ferry-boat El Capitan.

Stereo No. 1525

Alameda Canon, below the third bridge.

 

Western Pacific Railroad ca. 1868-1873

Physical Description: 1 stereograph

Scope and Content Note

Contains one stereo from the Western Pacific Railroad with a view of the water and horizon of San Francisco Bay.
Stereo No. 1480

Reflection in San Francisco Bay, from the Railroad Wharf, Oakland.