TIBBITTS, Howard Clinton

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TIBBITTS, Howard Clinton (1863-1977) was a San Francisco-based photographer who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 40 years starting in 1892.. He photographed the American West, Canada, and Mexico to help promote passenger service, documenting landscapes, towns, agriculture, parks, and other local scenes to help promote the railroad. His work was showcased in the railroad's Sunset Magazine starting in 1898. Sunset attempted to change the "wild west" perception of California and Nevada through depictions of the beauty and grandeur of the West. The magazine especially featured locations on the Southern Pacific's Sunset line running from New Orleans to San Francisco.


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