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Scenes from the Collection: Trains


California Museum of Photography

December 14, 2019 - October 11, 2020


Winter Opening Reception

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6pm - 8pm

Scenes from the Collection is a new series highlighting thematic subjects found within the California Museum of Photography’s collections. The inaugural exhibition features photographs of trains. Spanning over 100 years of imagery, these photographs celebrate the power of trains and their infrastructure, showing both mundane and milestone scenes. Artists featured include Fred Archer, Walker Evans, William Henry Jackson, Paul Strand, Willard Worden, and Vida Yovanovich.


Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the City of Riverside, and the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund.



Image: Kilburn Brothers (United States, active 1865-1880), Jacob’s Ladder, Mt. Washington Railroad, circa 1870, stereo card, collection of UCR ARTS, University Print Collection.