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Horse and ox-drawn
975.01   Chariots
975.02   Wagons, carts, carriages and buggies
975.03   Wagon trains
975.04   Sleighs
Powered
975.05   Cars
975.06   Peter Keetman: Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg (1953)
975.07   Buses
975.08   Motorcycles and scooters
Trains and railroads
975.09   Trains, railroads and railways
975.10   Trains: Central Pacific Railroad
975.11   Alexander Gardner and others: Across the continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad
Documenting road quality
975.12   Documenting the quality of roads in the USA (1891)
Studio foregrounds and backgrounds
975.13   Studio backgrounds and foregrounds: Carts
975.14   Studio backgrounds and foregrounds: Cars
975.15   Studio backgrounds and foregrounds: Railways
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.
 
  
Horse and ox-drawn 
  
975.01   Transportation >  Chariots 
  
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975.02   Transportation >  Wagons, carts, carriages and buggies 
  
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975.03   Transportation >  Wagon trains 
  
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975.04   Transportation >  Sleighs 
  
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Powered 
  
975.05   Transportation >  Cars 
  
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975.06   Transportation >  Peter Keetman: Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg (1953) 
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Peter Keetman (1916-2005) spent a week in 1953 at the Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg in Germany (1953) and produced a documentary study of the plant that goes logically through the manufacturing process.[1] The project was commercial and as such was excluded from early photohistorical studies but the clarity in the way the work was completed transcends the original purpose of the photographs. 
  
975.07   Transportation >  Buses 
  
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975.08   Transportation >  Motorcycles and scooters 
  
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Trains and railroads 
  
975.09   Transportation >  Trains, railroads and railways 
  
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975.10   Transportation >  Trains: Central Pacific Railroad 
  
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975.11   Transportation >  Alexander Gardner and others: Across the continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad 
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The photographs of Alexander Gardner were produced in the portfolio Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad (Route of the 35th Parallel)[2] which consists of 125 plates from a survey made by the Kansas Pacific Railroad from Saint Louis to San Francisco, California in 1867 and 1868. They went through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and into California. These are the first photographs known for many of these locations.
 
It is not clear exactly who took which photographs in this series as other photographers were involved including Dr. William A. Bell, William Redish Pywell, and Alexander Gardner's son, Lawrence as D. Mark Katz has pointed out:
"As official photographer for the expedition, Gardner was allowed to published all the expedition photographs under his name. In 1867 he stated in a deposition that although a photograph was identified on the mount as a 'Photograph by A. Gardner,' it simply meant that it was printed or copied in his gallery; he was not necessarily the photographer. The other photographers on the expedition were Dr. William A. Bell, William R. Pywell, and Gardner's son, Lawrence, who apprenticed on the expedition." [3]
 
  
Documenting road quality 
  
975.12   Transportation >  Documenting the quality of roads in the USA (1891) 
  
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Studio foregrounds and backgrounds 
  
975.13   Transportation >  Studio backgrounds and foregrounds: Carts 
  
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975.14   Transportation >  Studio backgrounds and foregrounds: Cars 
  
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975.15   Transportation >  Studio backgrounds and foregrounds: Railways 
  
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Footnotes 
  
  1. Λ Peter Keetman, 1993, Volkswagen: A Week at the Factory, (Chronicle Books)
    In 1953, photographer Peter Keetman spent a week at a Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, emerging with a collection of remarkable images that, although rejected by the Volkswagen publicists, transform the parts of the popular car into works of abstract art gleaming stacks of hoods and fenders trace sinuous lines reminiscent of Edward Weston's seashells; bolts of cable look like exotic plants; sheet metal takes on a life of its own. Arranged in the order of the car's manufacturing process, accompanied by three essays on photography and Volkswagen production, Volkswagen: A Week at the Factory is a landmark in the history of industrial photography and a timeless look at a contemporary icon.
     
      
  2. Λ Alexander Gardner, 1869 (ca), Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad (Route of the 35th Parallel). There is a copy of this portfolio in Boston Public Library, Print Department. 
      
  3. Λ D. Mark Katz, 1991, Witness to an era: the life and photographs of Alexander Gardner: the Civil War, Lincoln, and the West, (Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill), p. 220 
      

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HomeContents > Further research

 
  
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
  
Father Browne 
  
O'Donnell, E.E., 1996, Father Browne's Titanic Album: A Passenger's Photographs and Personal Memoir, (Wolfhound Press) isbn-10: 0863275982 [Δ
  
O. Winston Link 
  
Link, O.W., 1987, Steam, Steel & Stars: America’s Last Steam Railroad, (New York: Harry N. Abrams) [With T. Hensley] [Δ
  
Link, O.W., 1995, The Last Steam Railroad in America: From Tidewater to Whitetop, (New York: Harry N. Abrams) [With T. Garver] [Δ
  
 
  
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com 
  
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ThumbnailTransportation: Cars 
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Released (April 1, 2012)
 
  

HomeVisual indexes > Land transportation

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ThumbnailA.J. Russell: Apparatus for track wrecking 
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ThumbnailA.J. Russell: Golden Spike Ceremony, Promontory Point, Utah 
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ThumbnailA.J. Russell: Photographs illustrative of operations in construction and transportation - With mounts 
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ThumbnailA.J. Russell: Photographs illustrative of operations in construction and transportation - Without mounts 
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ThumbnailA.J. Russell: Photographs taken during construction of the Union Pacific Railroad 
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ThumbnailAlexander Gardner and others: Across the continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad 
About this photographer | Photographs by this photographer 
ThumbnailAlfons Himmelreich: School bus Tu've beShvat 
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ThumbnailArnold Odermatt: Road accidents 
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ThumbnailCarleton E. Watkins: Railroad Ferry "Solano" with Watkin's Photo Wagon 
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ThumbnailDmitry Ermakov: Railways and trains 
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ThumbnailEmilio Biel: Caminho de Ferro do Douro (ca. 1890) 
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ThumbnailF. Jay Haynes: 365. W.E. Party Crystal Springs. 
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ThumbnailJames Mudd: Trains 
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ThumbnailKilburn Brothers: No. 653. Wood Train, Mt. Washington Railway 
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ThumbnailPeter Keetman: Volkswagen Factory, Wolfsburg 
About this photographer | Photographs by this photographer 
ThumbnailSeneca Ray Stoddard: Good-by to Lake George 
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ThumbnailWilliam Henry Jackson: Mexico 
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ThumbnailWilliam Henry Jackson: Pack animals 
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   Connections 
  
ThumbnailA.J. Russell - George N. Barnard 
ThumbnailAlfred Person - Max Dupain - Pierre Jahan 
ThumbnailAlfred Stieglitz - A.H. Blake 
ThumbnailArkadii Shaikhet - Robert Yarnall Ritchie 
ThumbnailC.R. Savage - William Henry Jackson 
ThumbnailHorace Bristol - Jack Delano 
 
  
   Themes 
  
ThumbnailCoventry-rotary, Photo-tricycle, M.D. Rudge and Co. (Great Britain) 
ThumbnailDocumentary: Train wrecks 
ThumbnailRoad accidents 
ThumbnailTransportation: Buses 
ThumbnailTransportation: Cars 
ThumbnailTransportation: Chariots 
ThumbnailTransportation: Motorcycles and scooters 
ThumbnailTransportation: Pack animals - mules, donkeys, burros and horses 
ThumbnailTransportation: Sedan chairs (Kago) 
ThumbnailTransportation: Trains, railroads and railways 
ThumbnailTransportation: Trains: Central Pacific Railroad 
ThumbnailTransportation: Wagon trains 
ThumbnailTransportation: Wagons, carts, carriages and buggies 
 
 
  
   Techniques 
  
ThumbnailCarte de visites: Backs: Photograph cars 
 
 
  
   Private collections 
  
ThumbnailCollection Laddy Kite: Transportation 
 
 
  
   Still thinking about these... 
  
ThumbnailConstruction du Chemin de Fer Métropolitan Municipal de Paris 
ThumbnailSicilian decorated carts 
 
  
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