Reed's Rock, Sherman Summit of U.P.R.R.
circa 1868
9.9375 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.125 DEEP
(25.24 HIGH x 0.32 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"17. Reeds Rock Sherman Summit of U P.R.R. 17." inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

17 Reed's Rock Sherman Summit of U.P.R.R. (Scratched on negative)

"Reed's Rock was presumably named after Samuel Reed, Union Pacific Surveyor. It was dismantled in 1882, cut into blocks, and used to construct the Ames Monument about 20 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming at the highest point on the Union Pacific. The monument was designed by one of America's leading architects, Henry Hobson Richardson. The bronze plaques that adorn the monument were designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Source from James F. O'Gorman, "Man Made Mountain: 'Gathering and Governing in H.H. Richardson's Design for the Ames Monument in Wyoming," and essay in The Railroad in American Art (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988), 113 - 126." Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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