After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading

Edited by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Item #83060

Examine the histories and impacts of all of the nation's transcontinental railroads in this beautiful 320-page hardcover book.

After Promontory presents more than 250 photographs, paired with essays by noted scholars, to provide insight into the significance and continuing legacy of this relationship between railroads and the American West.

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Examine the histories and impacts of all of the nation's transcontinental railroads in this beautiful 320-page hardcover book. After Promontory presents more than 250 photographs, paired with essays by noted scholars, to provide insight into the significance and continuing legacy of this relationship between railroads and the American West.

Through the photography, see amazing pictures of the railroad itself, and also see how photographers of different eras have thought of the transcontinental railroads and their legacies. This book features 19th-century photographs by some of the most accomplished photographers in the nation's history, including William Henry Jackson, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, and Carleton E. Watkins. You'll also see recent photography exploring the lasting impact the railroads have had on the landscape.

Published by Indiana University Press in 2019

Author: Edited by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Size: 10 x 10
Pages: 320
Table of Contents
Foreword - Robert D. Krebs
Introduction - H. Roger Grant

What the First Transcontinental Railroad Wrought
-Maury Klein

To the Far West: Photography Along the Central Lines (Early Views)

To the Far West: Photography Along the Central Lines (Modern Views)

The Southern Transcontinentals
-Keith L. Bryant Jr.

To the Desert West: Photography Along the Southern Lines (Early Views)

To the Desert West: Photography Along the Southern Lines (Modern Views)

Steamcar Civilization in the Northwest
-Don L. Hofsommer

To the Northwest: Photography Along the Northern Lines (Early Views)

To the Northwest: Photography Along the Northern Lines (Modern Views)

Capturing the West: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroads
-Drake Hokanson

Photographers' Biographies
Index of Photographers
Acknowledgments/Donors
About the Center
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