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Title
The cut and fill - at Sailors' Spur, 12 miles above Alta. # 1098.
Contributor
Thomas Houseworth & Co
Date Created and/or Issued
[18--]
Publication Information
San Francisco : Thomas Houseworth & Co
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
STEREO-1828
STEREO COLLECTION: RAILROADS: C.P.R.R.: THOMAS HOUSEWORTH & CO.: # 1098.
Photographer's number 1098.
Orange mount; pink verso.
On front: "Central Pacific Railroad." and "Thomas Houseworth & Co., San Francisco."
View of workers in the process of leveling ground for the railroad using the 'cut and fill' method. 7 horse-drawn wagons and a number of men are visible working on the large flat mound; many pine trees surround; in the bottom left corner of the image, a man in a light-colored coat and a flat light-colored hat stands with his back to the camera.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photoprint on stereo card : stereograph ; 3 1/2 x 7 in.
Identifier
(C)001389189CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVW-2501
Subject
Central Pacific Railroad Company
Railroads--California--Placer County
Carts & wagons--California--Placer County
Railroad construction & maintenance--California--Placer County
Railroad construction workers--California--Placer County
Placer County (Calif.)--Photographs
Stereographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
Placer County
Placer County (Calif.)

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