File:GoldenSpikev3.jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Original file(862 × 587 pixels, file size: 313 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Captions

Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents

Captions

Note: While mostly-obsolete, the original negative has a small amount of content on the left-hand side that appears to have been left out of all prints of the photograph I can find floating around. This gives this image some value, and it should definitely not be deleted.

Refresh file.svg
This file has been superseded by File:East and West Shaking hands at the laying of last rail Union Pacific Railroad - Restoration.jpg. It is recommended to use the other file. Please note that deleting superseded images requires consent.
new file

Summary[edit]

Andrew J. Russell: English: "227 (plate number) East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail."
Author
author QS:P170,Q4757433
(1830-1902)
Title
English: "227 (plate number) East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail."
Description
English:
  • The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869; completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. At center left, Samuel S. Montague, Central Pacific Railroad, shakes hands with Grenville M. Dodge, Union Pacific Railroad (center right).
  • The original glass negative is in the archives of the American Geographical Society of New York (the white streaks radiating from the extreme right of the photograph represent pressure cracks in the wet plate itself).
Español:
Date 10 May 1869
date QS:P,+1869-05-10T00:00:00Z/11
Notes Cropped and gamma corrected, temporary file for FPC.
Source
NARA Logo created 2010.svg
This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 594940.

This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing.


English | Español | Français | Italiano | Македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Русский | Slovenščina | Türkçe | Українська | Tiếng Việt | 中文(简体) | 中文(繁體) | +/−

Other versions


Licensing[edit]

Public domain
This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1924, and if not then due to lack of notice or renewal. See this page for further explanation.

United States
Dialog-warning.svg
This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States; this especially applies in the countries and areas that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada, Mainland China (not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland. The creator and year of publication are essential information and must be provided. See Wikipedia:Public domain and Wikipedia:Copyrights for more details.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current14:19, 14 May 2006Thumbnail for version as of 14:19, 14 May 2006862 × 587 (313 KB)Cave cattum (talk | contribs)"227 (plate number) East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail." Wet plate photograph by Andrew J. Russell. The original glass negative is in the archives of the American Geographical Society of New York (the white streaks radiating fromt he extreme

File usage on other wikis

The following other wikis use this file:

View more global usage of this file.

Structured data

Items portrayed in this file

no value