Across the Sierras in winter, a holiday keepsake edition of California History

San Francisco and Los Angeles: California Historical Society, December 2001. Unpaginated, 21 full-page b&w plates with brief prefatory notes; 10 x 7 inch white printed pictorial wraps, mild external handling signs.

"A century ago, Southern Pacific photographer Howard Clinton Tibbitts made pictures of a high-altitude portion of the railroad track from the California-Nevada boundary to the west towards Sacramento, There, along Emigrant Trail in Donner Pass, in the deep of winter in the 1890s, Tibbitts documented specially-equipped snow-clearing locomotives and other machinery.... Some of the photos were published in Camera Craft magazine in October 1900. Others-- twenty-one of them-- were mounted in a simple album.." 2 views Cyclone Snow Plow, 2 Pilot Plow, 1 Rotary Snow Plow, numerous sheds and bridges, locomotive pix, humans-shovelling pix.

Cat.No: 79037

Price: $15.00