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497.01   Improving content on US states
497.02   Wyoming: Dale Creek Crossing (1868-1901)
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
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497.01   North and Central America >  Improving content on US states 
We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this American state.
  • The introduction of photography - The earliest known photographs of this state/territory and who was involved.
  • Documentary - Significant documentary, expedition or scientific studies - funded by government, industrial, religious groups or charities. Perhaps there have been studies of civil engineering projects, urban renewal and railroad construction. If you know where images can be obtained from let us know.
  • Regional photographic societies - Details on any societies and camera clubs that have been significant.
  • Publications - Local books, directories, journals and articles which you consider are significant in understanding this region. Particularly interested in early illustrated books, portfolios and albums. Images of the covers are useful.
  • Photographic studios - Both historic and contemporary studios along with photographs of them and any photography-related advertising .
  • Photographers - Listings and biographies of important local photographers and those who visited.
  • Anecdotes - Stories about local photographers, studios, collectors or perhaps the story behind a single photograph.
  • Collections - Contact details for collections that you know contain work that should be better known. Are there collections that you know which are at risk? If you own photography collections let us know (This will not be made public without your permission.)
  • Newspapers / magazines - Early examples where their use of photography was innovative or historically significant.
  • Photography in popular culture - Cartoons, tales, songs, poems, superstitions and stories.
  • Unusual - Is there anything unusual that you know about in the history of photography of this region?
  • Experts - Names of any specialists in the photo-history of this state. Have you written about this state and have something you would like to share? (This will not be made public without your permission and please include yourself if you feel it is appropriate.)
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page.
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
497.02   North and Central America >  Wyoming: Dale Creek Crossing (1868-1901) 
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Photographers gravitate towards extraordinary feats of civil engineering and the railway bridge at the Dale Creek Crossing in Wyoming was definitely that. The top of the wooden trestle bridge for Union Pacific Railroad was 125 feet (38 m) above the valley floor. [1]
A number of photographers documented the vast trestle including Andrew J. Russell in 1864-1869, Charles Roscoe Savage in 1869, William Henry Jackson in around 1870 and the Jackson Brothers of Omaha, Nebraska. On the #192 Dale Creek Bridge which is in the "Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad" series by the Jackson Brothers their dark tent is plainly visible in the lower part of the photograph. 

  1. Λ Dale Creek Crossing - Wikipedia
    (Accessed: 27 August 2013)


HomeContents > Further research

General reading 
Manbo, Bill & Muller, Eric L. (ed.), 2012, Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II, (The University of North Carolina Press) isbn-10: 0807835730 isbn-13: 978-0807835739 [Δ
Mautz, Carl, 1997, Biographies of Western Photographers. A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the 19th Century American West, (Nevada City: Carl Mautz Publishing) [Δ
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