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English: "227 (plate number) East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail."   (Wikidata search (Cirrus search) Wikidata query (SPARQL)  Create new Wikidata item based on this file)
creator QS:P170,Q4757433
English: "227 (plate number) East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail."
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: *Fotografía que muestra el momento de unión de las dos líneas del primer ferrocarril transcontinental de Estados Unidos que tuvo lugar el 10 de mayo de 1869 en Promontory, Estado de Utah. En el centro se puede ver como se estrechan la mano los representantes de las dos compañías constructoras y rivales: Samuel S. Montague (izquierda) por la Central Pacific, y Grenville M. Dodge (derecha), de la Union Pacific.
Date 10 May 1869
date QS:P571,+1869-05-10T00:00:00Z/11
Notes Cropped and gamma corrected, temporary file for FPC.
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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

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