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    A. J. Russell: An Original Photo of "Citadel Rock, Green River Valley" with the artistic composition and meticulous detail one would expect in a Russell photo. Taken during the building of the transcontinental railroad, it depicts a steam locomotive stopping for water, with bales of hay stacked to the side. A smaller line of track runs parallel and two men are seen operating a hand car. One of Russell's most famous images, it was taken during the winter of 1868 at the trestle over Wyoming's Green River. It was selected as the cover photo for the reference work detailing the building of the transcontinental railroad, Westward to Promontory. Original mount, marked on verso "Library of the H.E. Anderson Family." The photo itself is in beautiful condition and measures 9" x 7". Several minor stain marks on the mount.

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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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