Item No: #363361 UPRR Photograph Car CDV. J. B. Silvis, John.
UPRR Photograph Car CDV

UPRR Photograph Car CDV

Silvis, J. B. [John]

Notes: From 1870 to 1882, John Silvis operated the Union Pacific Railroad Photograph Car, a traveling photo studio built in a train car. The most desireable images, like this one, have an illustration of the UPRR photograph car on the back (verso) of the mount.

This CDV is mounted with an albumen photograph of a young girl seated in a chair with long fringe.

Mount, light pink, roughly 2-7/16 by 4 inches, with rounded upper corners and square lower corners. The verso (back) of this card is printed in pink with a line drawing of the photograph car with Silva's name printed at one end. The logo image does not have the border seen on some mounts.

Edition + Condition: The mount of this CDV is stiff, of the style that became common in the 1880s; the image is, however, undated and unidentified.

Publication: [ca. 1880].

Item No: #363361

Price: $30