Title: Sinks of Tehachapa [sic], California.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: ca. 1868
Part Of: Across the continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad: route of the 35th parallel
Description: This is plate 104 in a series of views by Alexander Gardner made in 1867 and 1868 starting in St. Louis, Missouri through Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona to San Francisco, California. Series made for the Union Pacific Railroad, Eastern Division later renamed the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Gardner accompanied the survey party seeking the best southern route for the railroad going through Kansas along the old Santa Fe Trail south to Albuquerque, then west along the 35th parallel to the Tehachapi Pass before heading north to San Francisco. Included are photographs of towns, buildings, soldiers, Native Americans, other people, forts, vegetation, geological formations, rivers, plains, mountain ranges, and railroad construction. The series is significant as the earliest comprehensive U.S. western landscape survey.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print: albumen; 15 x 20.3 cm. on 30.3 x 45.7 cm. mount
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