Thursday, December 07, 2006

Last Spike ceremony images and the way they portrayed race

From: "Sara Hudson"

I am a student working on a paper about the day of the Last Spike ceremony and the images that circulated that day, and over the next decade, and the way they portrayed race in the railroad as an "American" project. ... Because I'm interested in race, I'm very interested in the comparison of Thomas Hill's portrait and the key to the portrait, in which the Chinese and Native Americans are not shown. ...

Many thanks for your help, and your extraordinary website.