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    N.P.R.R. "GOLD SPIKE" EXCURSION - OPENING OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD - IMPERIAL CARD - ca.1883. A stunning railroad view for the advanced collector of a large engine adorned with American flags, flowers, and a commemorative plaque celebrating the opening of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1883. The "Gold Spike" Excursion title denotes the solid gold spike that was often used to commemorate the completion and activation of a large railroad line; the plaque reads, "N.P.R.R. - St. Paul, Minnesota to Portland, Oregon". This image has superior contrast and tone. It is front-marked, "Haynes Photo Fargo" which denotes F. J. Haynes, the official N.P.R.R. photographer who had a studio in Fargo at this time. Haynes produced many stereoviews throughout Dakota and along the rail line, however large format images such as this are rare. The image measures 10"x 7".

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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