Guest Lecture: Glenn Willumson, Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad

Saturday, September 7, 2019
2 PM

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Glenn Willumson, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, and author of Iron Muse: Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad, will share his unique expertise on the history and myth-making of the American West created by the power of visual images largely viewed via stereotypes. An advisor to the exhibition, The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West, Willumson will delve into the philosophical, cultural and commercial impact of the railroad in 19th century America.

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$7 Members
$14 Nonmembers

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Image Credits:
  • Glenn Willumson, 2019, College of the Arts & University of Florida.
  • Andrew Russell, East and West Shaking Hands at Laying of the Last Rail. 1869. Albumen print, Courtesy Union Pacific Railroad.

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