Music Sheet, "Snowed in Galop," 1872

Summary

For a railroad, being "snowed in" was more than an inconvenience. When snow blocked the track, trains didn't run and money was lost. If a passenger train got stuck in a blizzard, the situation could turn deadly. Ideally, the track could be cleared with a large plow pushed by a locomotive. In some cases, though, shoveling was the only option.

For a railroad, being "snowed in" was more than an inconvenience. When snow blocked the track, trains didn't run and money was lost. If a passenger train got stuck in a blizzard, the situation could turn deadly. Ideally, the track could be cleared with a large plow pushed by a locomotive. In some cases, though, shoveling was the only option.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1872

Subject Date

1872

Creators

Herman, H. 

Hess, Carl 

G.T. Brown & Co. Lith. 

Gray, M. 

Place of Creation

United States, California, San Francisco 

Creator Notes

Lithography by G.T. Brown & Co. Lith. Arranged by H. Herman and Carl Hess, and published by M. Gray, San Francisco, California.

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1200

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography
Tinting

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 10.688 in

Inscriptions

Description beneath: Union Pacific Railroad. View of a passenger train blocked in the mountains by snow./ Lithograph by G.T. Brown & Co. of San Francisco. Published by M. Gray of San Francisco./ Date: 1872./ The publisher, M. Gray, was located at 623 and 625 Clay St. in San Francisco, California as well as 101 First Street, Portland, Oregon.

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