Railroad Construction in the Mountains

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Two vintage albumen prints, anonymous French ca. 1865, showing bridge construction near a mountainous railway tunnel. On period mounts. Print size 5 x 8.75 inches (13x22 cm).   Price: $250.   ( Inventory# gc40 )

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The act entailed in these photographs seems equal in daring to the workers, seen standing on a precarious wooden framework high over rocky chasms. The photographer's effort is vivid in the distortions caused by his limited lens and the rocky prominences that jut out towards him out of the focal plane.

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Last updated September 8, 2017

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