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Russell, Andrew J.



Andrew J. Russell (1829-1902) was an American photographer.

Andrew Joseph ("A. J.") Russell was born March 20, 1829 in New Hampshire to John Russell and Harriet Robinson Russell. He is well-known for his work photographing the American Civil War and the Union Pacific Railroad. He died September 22, 1902 in New York.

Wikipedia, via WWW (born March 20 1829; parents John and Harriet Russell; photographed Civil War and Union Pacific Railroad; died September 22 1902).

Library of Congress Name Authority File, via WWW, Jan. 15, 2019 (Andrew J. Russell; Russell's Civil War photographs; b. 1830; d.1902; photographed building of the Union Pac. Railroad; Name variants are A. J. Russell and Andrew Joseph Russell; photographer, painter; covered the Civil War and Union Pacific Railroad; b. born in Walpole, New Hampshire on March 20, 1829; died 22 September 1902, Brooklyn, New York; 19th-century American photographer of the Civil War and Union Pacific Railroad).

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

James W. Dearden papers

Identifier: MSS 9237
Scope and Contents

Materials related to the career of Mormon filmaker James Dearden. The materials include personal photographs and papers as well as papers pertaining to research and funding for the film "Andrew J. Russell, a social historian." Approximately 1960-2004.

Dates: approximately 1960-2005

James W. Dearden photographs, approximately 1960-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9237 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Materials include copies of Civil War era photographs by Andrew J. Russell as well as personal slides from James W. Dearden.

Dates: approximately 1960-2005

James W. Dearden research for Andrew J. Russell film, approximately 1982-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9237 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes photocopies and research on Andrew J. Russell's life and career as well as correspondence showing the process of obtaining funding for production of the film "Andrew J. Russell, a social historian."

Dates: approximately 1982-2004

Mormon family, Great Salt Lake Valley

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239247437]
Identifier: MSS 8878
Scope and Contents Contains an albumen stereo card showing the Ashton family in Kaysville, Utah. It was taken by Andrew J. Russell, who was with C.R. Savage and Alfred A. Hart to photograph and document the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in this Mormon settlement in the Utah Territory. Andrew J. Russell and C.R. Savage photographed this family at the same time. Russell mistakenly recorded that it was a polygamous family. In reality, those shown in the photograph are Samuel Ashton, his...
Dates: 1868

Andrew J. Russell, a visual historian [videorecording]

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225542213]
Identifier: MSS 3760
Scope and Contents

A study of Andrew J. Russell's photographic documentation of American history, people, geography, and events. Historians, a photographic archivist, Russell's biographer, and a park district locomotive engineer comment on his work. Also includes a demonstration of the laborious process of taking photographs in Russell's day.

Dates: Publication: 1983

Andrew J. Russell photographs

Identifier: MSS 8373
Scope and Contents

Materials include 9 copies of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell between approximately 1850 and 1902. The copies are from the National Archives, Library Congress, and the Union Pacific. There are photographs relating to the Civil War and the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

Dates: approximately 1850-1902

Andrew J. Russell photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 63
Scope and Contents

Collection includes original photographs taken by Andrew Joseph Russell around Utah and the western states. There are also modern reproductions and microfiche printings. Image features include Yellowstone, railroads, Native Americans, and early Utah settlers. One of the prints is a copy of the Russell photograph of the Samuel Ashton cabin and family.

Dates: 1868-1869

Salt Lake City views

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197227644132]
Identifier: MSS 3848
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one 8x10 mounted albumen print of the Salt Lake City Tabernacle and one 5x7 mounted albumen print of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1869