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Alfred A. Hart

Alfred A. Hart
Born 1816
Died 1908
Nationality USA
Known for photography
Notable work stereoscopic photographs of the Transcontinental Railroad
Alfred A. Hart (1816–1908) was a 19th-century American photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad. Hart was the official photographer of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, for which he took 364 historic stereoviews of the railroad construction in the 1860s. Hart sold his negatives to Carleton Watkins, who continued to publish the CPRR stereoviews in the 1870s.
Alfred Hart's photograph #336 of Palisades (Ten Mile) Canyon and the Humboldt River, during construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.


  • Kibbey, Mead B. The Railroad Photographs of Alfred A. Hart, Artist. Sacramento, Calif.: California State Library Foundation, 1996.

External links

  • Alfred A. Hart - 19th Century Photographer of the Central Pacific Railroad Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
  • Alfred A. Hart Photo Collection, University of Nevada, Reno Library
  • Guide to the Alfred A. Hart Photograph collection, 1862-1869 at The Bancroft Library
  • Alfred A. Hart's Stereoscopic Views of the Central Pacific Railroad, 1863-1869

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