Alfred A. Hart

Alfred A. Hart (1816–1908) was a 19th-century American photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad. Hart was the official photographer of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, for which he took 364 historic stereoviews of the railroad construction in the 1860s. Hart sold his negatives to Carleton Watkins, who continued to publish the CPRR stereoviews in the 1870s.

Alfred A. Hart
Died1908 (aged 92)
Known forphotography
Notable work
stereoscopic photographs of the Transcontinental Railroad
Alfred Hart's photograph#336 of Palisades (Ten Mile) Canyon and the Humboldt River, during construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.


  • Kibbey, Mead B. (1996). Palmquist, Peter E. (ed.). The Railroad Photographs of Alfred A. Hart, Artist. Sacramento, CA.: California State Library Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9297-2285-6. OCLC 34140879.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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