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.
Upcoming Events in this Series
Focus 45. Heather A. Shannon will discuss the role photography played in the race to lay tracks across North America.
Focus 45. Marjorie B. Searl and Lu Harper will share their research into the Sibley and Watson Family Papers at the George Eastman Museum.
Focus 45.Curators of the latest rotation in the History of Photography Gallery will discuss their selection, which focus on photographs created by immigrants to this country.