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Russell, Andrew J. (1829-1902) Albumen Photograph, Golden Spike Ceremony, Promontory Point, Utah, 1869.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
470
Sold for:
$18,450$15,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Russell, Andrew J. (1829-1902) Albumen Photograph, Golden Spike Ceremony, Promontory Point, Utah, 1869.
Large photograph on contemporary mount, contemporary hand titled: "Laying Last Rail & Driving Last Spike," this shot taken from an angle perpendicular to the tracks, with the two engines in view, assembled honoraries on the far side of the tracks, and the man up on the flag pole on the right side; image faded, water staining to top left corner of mount, affecting top corner of the photograph, abrasions, chipping with loss to mat, other smaller specks and stains, the photograph 12 x 9 in., the mount 17 x 13 1/2 in.;
[and] another albumen photograph by Russell, contemporary handwritten title on verso of mount, "No. 78 Citadel Rock / Temporary & Permanent / Bridges at Green River" the image quite faded, chipping and water damage to mount, other damage; the photograph 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.; the mount 17 x 14 in. (2)
Estimate $15,000-17,000


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Russell, Point, Utah, Citadel Rock, Green River

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