Frank La Roche (United States)
Cantilever Bridge Y. & W. P. RR.
Gelatin silver print, 1901 to 1902
With the number (460), the title, and photographer's Seattle credit handwritten in the negative; and the date "June 26" written in a period hand, in ink, verso. NOTE: The Steel Cantilever Bridge epitomizes the engineering, and beauty, of the 110 mile White Pass and Yukon Route, designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (an honor shared by the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and Panama Canal). The Route is a narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska with Whitehorse, the capital of Canada's Yukon Terriory. The line was born of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, and construction started in May of 1898. Construction continued until July 1900 when the last spike of the railway was driven. Ironically, the final spike was not gold, but iron, since the former metal was too soft and instead of being driven was simply hammered out of shape.
Size:4 1/4 x 7 3/8 in. (11 x 19 cm.)
Condition:4- (With slight silvering at borders; not visible in scan)
No. 22.4
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