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Railroad with train rounding bend as Chinese workers look on; deep ravine with river and site of Sutter's Mill, Coloma, California at right. Printed title (LC): Across the continent, the Frank Leslie transcontinental excursion, the excursion train rounding Cape Horn at the head of the great American canyon, with a view of the South Fork of the American River, where gold was first discovered in 1848. Printed (UR): [page] 128, April 27, 1878; (UC): Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper; (UR): April 27, 1878, [page] 129; (LL, within image): H. Baker, sc.; (LC, below title): From sketches by our special artists, see page 125.
Print on paper: engraving, hand colored 39.6 x 56.2 cm.