Photographer of the Early West tells the story of 21-year old Arundel C. Hull caught up in excitement and adventure during construction years of the Union Pacific Railroad. In the spring of 1867 he gathered his photographic gear and headed west from Omaha, following the rails toward the west -- passing track workers, bridge builders, Indian camps, and new frontier towns. Along the way he set up his bulky camera equipment, coated and exposed the glass plate negatives, then developed and sold prints on the spot.
After three years of adventure, Hull settled in the village of Fremont, Nebraska. There he opened his own photographic gallery, married a local belle and led development efforts for a water system, a municipal power plant, a telephone system, and an organization of volunteer firefighters.
Read this book and enjoy the seventy evocative photographs -- you'll feel as though you were there through those years.
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