Railroad Vision (March 3 to June 23, 2002)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 5 to June 23, 2002
Not currently on view
Rounding Cape Horn. Road to Iowa Hill from the river, in the distance.
Alfred A. Hart (American, 1816 - 1908)
Iowa Hill, California, United States (Place depicted)
1866 - 1869
Alfred A. Hart courageously positioned himself atop a steam engine to make this
Cape Horn was a popular subject for photographers, who sold their images to the railroad, as well as to tourists who wanted souvenirs. After Hart's negatives became the property of the Central Pacific Railroad, other company photographers, including Carleton E. Watkins, subsequently printed them and failed to properly credit Hart. Watkins made numerous fine photographs of Cape Horn himself; he printed Hart's image sometime around 1870.