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Russell, Andrew J. The Great West Illustrated... taken along the line of the Union Pacific Railroad

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04348 Author/Creator: Russell, Andrew J. Place Written: [various places] Type: Photograph album Date: 1869 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Album of 50 photographs published by authority of the Union Pacific RR. Images include Yosemite, Rocky Mountains, Columbia River

People: Russell, Andrew J.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Westward Expansion, Frontiers and Exploration, Railroad, Transportation

Sub Era: Development of the West