Photograph of "Wedding of the rails", a re-enactment of the ceremony celebrating the connection of Los Angeles and San Francisco by the Southern Pacific Railroads showing photographers around a man hammering a railroad spike, 1926. A crowd of mostly men in suits and hats obstructs the view of the many large cameras which stand aimed at the man in center. He is a short, elderly man in a dark suit who stands hunched over the railroad tracks as he hammers in a spike. Two men reach over his head from the trains on either side and shake hands. Boys watch the reenactment from a small structure behind them.