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Andrew Joseph Russell

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Around 1862, Russell became the first member of the American army officially assigned to photograph the Civil War. Most of Russell's work was done for the U.S. Military Rail ROad Construction Corps, photographing devices used to transport troops and the destruction and construction of roads and bridges. Russell left the army in 1865 and began to photograph construction along the lines of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1868 to 1870. He left the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 1870s and returned to New York where he ran a studio.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500028827.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Andrew Joseph Russell:

Andrew Joseph Russell Steamship: U.S. Military Railroad, Alexandria, Virginia, 1865 Albumen print
Andrew Joseph Russell Black Buttes Rock, #3, ca. 1868-1869 Albumen print on photographic paper on mount
Andrew Joseph Russell Military Railroad Operations in Northern Virginia: Man Standing on Railroad Tracks Holding Twisted Rail, ca. 1862-1863 Salt paper print on photographic paper mounted on thin board
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