THREE STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD AND ADJACENT AREAS TAKEN BY CARLETON E. WATKINS IN 1873-1874. Union Pacific Railroad, Carleton E. Watkins.

THREE STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD AND ADJACENT AREAS TAKEN BY CARLETON E. WATKINS IN 1873-1874. "In the dead of winter" 1873-1874 "Watkins and his friend the landscape painter William Keith decided to collaborate on views seen along the route of the Central Pacific Railroad ... [Proceeding without Keith from Salt Lake City] Watkins advanced past Promontory, where the Central Pacific had met the Union Pacific line in 1869, to photograph the desolate track-side sights of Echo Canyon and Weber Canyon ... For the first time, employs two special railroad flatcars to carry his photographic wagon, horses, etc." (Palmquist, Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception, pp. 212; 218). The three views are: (1) THE DEVIL'S GATE, WEBER CANYON, UTAH. No. 2754 ("Watkins' Union Pacific R. R." series, 22 & 26 Montgomery St., n.d., circa 1874); (2) VIEW FROM WITCH ROCKS, NEAR ECHO, UTAH. U. P. R. R. No. 2761 ("Watkins' Union Pacific R. R." series, 22 & 26 Montgomery St., n.d., circa 1874); and (3) ROCKS IN ECHO CANYON, (VIEW EAST), UTAH. U. P. R. R. No. 2768 ("Watkins' Union Pacific R. R." series, 22 & 26 Montgomery St., n.d., circa 1874). Mounts rubbed or worn at edges, good or better overall. (#166962).

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