5455. Trip to New Mexico,D. & R. G. R. R., U. S. A.
This stereograph of eleven unidentified men outside next to a train travelling to New Mexico was captured by The Kilburn Brothers, Benjamin West (B.W.) Kilburn (1827-1909) and Edward Kilburn (1830-1884), circa 1870-1879. The men in this image are all well dressed in black suits with white shirts underneath their black jackets. Every man in this image is wearing a hat, and some are sitting while others are standing. They are resting near a small creek or stream that is flowing through a dry landscape of stones and dirt. There are two trees in this image on either side of the frame, and in the background there is a four car train on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad that is transporting these men to New Mexico. The Kilburn Brothers opened a factory in 1872 in order to produce their images quicker. Edward retired from the photography business later that decade, leaving Benjamin West to rename the company “B.W. Kilburn Co.”
Printed text on recto reads, "5455. Trip to New Mexico, D. & R.G.R.R., U.S.A."