Author Archives: Peter Blodgett

Peter Blodgett is the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History at The Huntington.

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Posted on May. 8, 2019 by Peter Blodgett
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It has been 150 years since eastbound and westbound railroad tracks first met at Utah's Promontory Summit, the culmination of many years of planning ...

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Oct. 9, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has joined an ambitious effort to collect and preserve the biodiversity of all species on Earth ...
Oct. 2, 2019 by Lauren Rodriguez
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With his back turned to us, a mechanic is the focal point of Hugo Gellert's painting Worker and Machine (1928), currently on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery of American Art ...
Sep. 25, 2019 by Alexander Statman
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"The Qianlong emperor, now regnant, gave a truly paternal feast for 3,000 old men assembled from all parts of the empire." ...

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