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Photography and the Joining of the Transcontinental Railroad: 150 Years

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12 p.m., Curtis Theatre

On May 10, 1869, Alfred A. Hart, Andrew Joseph Russell, and Charles Roscoe Savage each photographed the joining of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads at Promontory Point in the Utah Territory. The Golden Spike Ceremony marked the completion of the transcontinental railroad. For the 150th anniversary of this historic event, associate curator Heather A. Shannon will discuss the role photography played in the race to lay tracks across North America.

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