Guide to the Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations [graphic], ca. 1867-1868

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Guide to the Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations [graphic], ca. 1867-1868

Collection number: BANC PIC 1905.17137--PIC

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations [graphic],
Date (inclusive): ca. 1867-1868
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.17137--PIC
Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard
Extent: 153 photographic prints (formerly bound in 2 albums): albumen.
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

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[Identification of item], Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations, BANC PIC 1905.17137--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Note

Most photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge. Also includes many half stereographs taken by Carleton E. Watkins, particularly from his 1867 trip to Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge. Some by other photographers may be present.
Many views are from half-stereograph negatives, some of which have more image area printed than do copies on stereograph cards. When the stereographs could be located in Bancroft Library collections, the Watkins stereo number was noted, and caption information was provided from the stereograph mounts.

Scope and Content

Photographs show many scenes in and around Yosemite Valley; some views of San Francisco (including Watkins' 9-plate stereograph-sized panorama, ca. 1867, and a view of the wreck of the ship Viscata, 1868) ; views along the Columbia River; a panorama of Portland (Oregon); and a few views of Idaho, Sitka (Alaska), and Lima (Peru).

List of Items

 

:001 [Yosemite]. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.] [View up valley from Mariposa Trail.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:002 A View from the Mariposa Trail. / Tis-sa-ack, Tu-toch-ah-nu-lah, Loya, Hohono. [From printed label]. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:003 [Yosemite]. Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:004 POHONE, (Spirit of the Evil Wind). Bridal Vail, [sic.] 940 feet fall. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:005 YO-WI-YE. Nevada, 700 feet fall. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:006 LOYA, (Sentinel Rock). 3,270 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:007 TO-COY-AE, (Shade to Indian Baby Basket). North Dome, 3,725 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:008 [Yosemite. Merced River toward El. Capitan.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:009 TU-TOCH-AH-NU-LAH, (Great Chief of the Valley). The Captain, 3,500 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.] [View up the Valley.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:010 [Valley from Half Dome.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:011 Scene on the Merced River, (Looking up the Valley). To-coy-ae, Hunto, Tis-sa-ack. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:012 KEE-KOO-TOO-YEM (Water Asleep), Mirror Lake. [From printed label. Lower part of Helios is cut away.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:013 [Another reflection in lake.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:014 MOUNT KAH-CHOO-MAH, WILD CAT ROCK). [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:015 TU-TOCH-AH-NU-LAH, (Great Chief of the Valley). The Captain, 3,500 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Heli [sic], lower right in negative.] [View down the Valley.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:016 [Figure under overhang by waterfall. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.] [Cave beneath upper Yosemite Falls.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:017 POM-POM-PA-SUS, (Mountains playing Leap Frog). Three Brothers, 4,300 feet above Valley. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:018 PI-WY-ACK, (Cataract of Diamonds). VERNAL, 350 feet fall. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:019 THE VALLEY FROM POHONO MEAD. [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:020 [From Mirrir Lake looking up the Valley.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:021 POO-SEE-NAH-CHUCK-KA, (Large Acorn Cache). Cathedral Rocks, 2,600 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:022 [View down stream.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:023 [Cataract below Bridal Veil Falls.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:024 [Nevada Falls and the Domes.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:025 LOYA, (Sentinel Rock). 3,270 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:026 TIS-SA-ACK, (Goddess of the Valley), Semi-Dome, 4,750 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:027 The Upper Yo-Semite Fall, 1600 feet fall. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:028 [View from heights opposite toward Sentinel Rock.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:029 YO-SEM-I-TE FALLS, (Large Grizzly Bear). 2,700 feet fall, viz: Upper fall, 1,600; cataracts and small falls, 700; lower fall, 400 feet. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:030 [Base of Yosemite Falls toward Three Brothers.] [Signed Helios, lower right in Negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:031 YO-SEM-I-TE FALLS, (Large Grizzly Bear),... [From printed label, same as no. 29 above.] [View from across Valley.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:032 [Merced River.] [Signed Helios lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:033 LOYA, (Sentinel Rock). 3,270 feet above Valley. [From printed label.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative. No. 36 is a vignetted print of the same negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:034 YO-SEM-I-TE FALLS, (Large Grizzly Bear),... [From printed label, same as no. 29 above.] [View from across Valley.] [Signed Helios, lower right in negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:035 [Hutching's Hotel and Bridge.] [Signed Helios, lower right of negative.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:036 [Sentinel Rock] [Same negative as item 33 above, but vignetted on large paper. Signature at lower right in negative is cropped out.]

Photographer: [Muybridge, Eadweard?]
 

:037 [Sentinel Rock] [Same negative as item 25 above, but vignetted on large paper. Signature at lower right in negative is cropped out.]

Photographer: [Muybridge, Eadweard?]
 

:038 View from the Mariposa Trail.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:039 The Nevada and Vernal Falls.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:040 The Lyell Group.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:041 North Dome.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:042 The Half Dome [Note that Muybridge refers to this as Semi-Dome in label to no. 26.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:043 The Bridal Veil.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:044 Cathedral Rocks.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:045 Cathedral Rocks.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:046 River Scene in the Valley.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:047 TWO SENTINELS. 312 ft. high, 69 ft. in circumference. [Mariposa Grove.] [From printed label. Signed and numbered in the negative: Helios 307.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:048 Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California. ABRAHAM LINCOLN 320 ft. high, 54 ft. in circumference. [From printed label. Signed and numbered in negative: Helios 301, 304, or 308.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:049 Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California. THE MOTHER OF THE FOREST Stripped of its bark, 327 ft. high, 78 ft. in circumference. [From printed label. Signed and numbered in the negative: Helios 303.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:050 Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California. THE FATHER OF THE FOREST. Estimated to have been 450 feet high, 120 feet in circumference. [From printed label. Signed in negative: Helios.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:051 Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California. THE SALEM WITCH GROUP. Average 300 feet high, 65 feet in circumference. [From printed label. Signed in negative: Helios, lower right, obscure.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:052 Mariposa Grove.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:053 Galen's Hospice. [Log cabin of Galen Clark.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:054 San Francisco. Bird's Eye View. Published 1863 by Robinson & Snow. [Copy photograph of lithographic city view. Photographer unknown. Pencil notation: 225.]

 

:055 [San Francisco synagogue: Temple Emanu-El. Looking north from Union Square.] [Half stereograph. Photographer unknown.]

 

:056 [Russian Hill with Alcatraz and Angel Islands in background.] [Half stereograph. Photographer unknown. Pencil notation: 358] [Possibly by Thomas Houseworth.]

 

:057 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 1 [View toward the south-west.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:058 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 2 [View across lagoon toward Black Point and the Golden Gate. Includes two octagonal houses in the foreground.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:059 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 3 [View toward Marin headlands. Octagonal house in left foreground.] [Watkins stereo no. 764.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:060 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 4 [View out the Gate including Alcatraz and Angel in right background.] [Watkins stereo no. 765?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:061 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 5 [View north across bay toward Alcatraz and Angel Islands.] [Watkins stereo no. 766?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:062 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 6 [View north, Meiggs Wharf in middle distance; tip of Alcatraz in left margin.] [Watkins stereo no. 767?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:063 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 7 [View northeast toward Telegraph Hill.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:064 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 8 [View east toward Yerba Buena Island, with Telegraph Hill at left.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:065 San Francisco [panorama from Russian Hill] No. 9 [View southeast over downtown.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:066 View from Black Point [View toward the Golden Gate with cannon in foreground (at Fort Mason?)]

 

:067 The Golden Gate [From Telegraph Hill, with North Beach and Black Point?]

 

:068 [Ship construction or repair in dry dock; view of bow.] [Signed Helios in lower center.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:069 Wreck of the Viscata [Beached at Baker Beach or China Beach. Hills of Marin visible on horizon.] [1868.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:070 Coast View [Near Mendocino?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.?]
 

:071 Entrance to Albion River [Mendocino County.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:072 [Waves on shore, ship and Point Bonita in far distance.] [1868?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.?]
 

:073 Point Bonita from Viscata [Wreck of the ship Viscata.] [1868]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:074 Arizona City [Yuma? Wide dirt street with small adobe buildings.]

 

:075 Calistoga [Small cottages and young orchard.]

 

:076 Calistoga [View of valley with small cottages and a larger building at left and center.]

 

:077 Silver City. Idaho [Rugged hillside with mining town at base.]

 

:078 Salmon [crossed out, corrected to Shoshone] Falls. Snake River. Idaho.

 

:079 Salmon [crossed out, corrected to Shoshone] Falls. Snake River. Idaho.

 

:080 Dalles City [Oregon.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:081 Oregon City.

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:082 [Castle Rock, Columbia River.] [Beacon Rock, Columbia River (in later hand).]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:083 [Castle Rock, Columbia River. (Watkins stereo no. 1245).] [Beacon Rock, Columbia River (in later hand).]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:084 [Rooster Rock, Columbia River. (Watkins stereo no. 1228).] [Watkins' dark tent visible among trees.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:085 [Lone Rock, Columbia River. (Watkins stereo no. 1233).] [In foreground, house on shore of Columbia River.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:086 [Mount Hood from the Head of the Dalles. (Watkins stereo no. 1322).] Mount Hood and the Dalles [Railroad tracks in sand at right.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:087 Mount Hood and the Dalles [Columbia River dominates foreground, railroad tracks intersect left corner.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:088 Willamette Falls [Oregon City on far shore?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:089 Distant View Middle Block House [Columbia River.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:090 Middle Block House [Near view.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:091 [The Middle Block House, Cascades, Columbia River. (Watkins stereo no. 1259.)] Middle Block House [Railroad trestle at left, Columbia River at right.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:092 [Cabin on shore of Columbia River, Castle Rock (?) in distance.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:093 [Railroad tracks on trestle along Columbia River.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:094 [Houses along Columbia River, railroad bridges in foreground, small island with trees in river.] [Right frame of three-part panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:095 [View of river, railraod bridge in foreground. Same location as preceding view.] [Middle frame of three-part panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:096 [Island in Columbia River with railroad bridge at right.] [Left frame of three-part panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:097 [Mountain peak visible amidst clouds.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:098 [Cape Horn near Celilo.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:099 [Two small boats on shore of Columbia River. Two men and a dog stand near them.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:100 [Steep vertical cliffs at shore of Columbia River.] [Cape Horn?]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:101 [Block House Upper Cascades, Columbia River.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:102 [Multnomah Falls, Columbia River.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:103 [Lower Multnomah Fall, Columbia River. (Watkins stereo no. 1240).]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:104 [Multnomah Falls with trees in foreground.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:105 [Lower Multnomah Falls from bed of stream.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:106 [Steamer Oneonta, Upper Cascades, Columbia River. (Watkins stereo no.1269).]Upper Cascades and Salmon [in later hand.] [View of river with two small islands and a steamboat.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:107 [Railroad tracks along Columbia River near the Upper Cascades, with blockhouse in background.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:108 [The Upper Cascades, Columbia River, from the Block House. (Watkins stereo no. 1266).]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:109 [Salmon fishing in the Cascades, Columbia River. (Watkins strereo no. 1267).] [Rapids in river.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:110 [Rocky shore, Upper Cascade of the Columbia River, and the blockhouse, with mountains in the distance.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:111 [Columbia River with trees in foreground.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:112 [Middle Land (?), Columbia River.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:113 [View of the Col. (Columbia River).]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:114 [River and mountains. "Cascade Range"[?]]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:115 [Columbia River and trees.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:116 [River and trees.]

 

:117 [Moonlight on the Columbia from the O.R.R. Cascades. (Watkins stereo no. 1237. See 1905.14959.)]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:118 [Portland #1] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:119 [Portland #2] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:120 [Portland #3] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:121 [Portland #4] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:122 [Portland #5] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:123 [Portland #6] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:124 [Portland #7] [Frame of a stereographic panorama.]

Photographer: [Watkins, Carleton E.]
 

:125 The Observatory. Lima [Peru.]

 

:126 Church of San Francisco. Lima [Peru.]

 

:127 Arch at the Entrance of the Bridge of Pizarro. Lima [Peru.]

 

:128 The Cathedral. Lima [Peru.]

 

:129 Statue of Bolivar. Lima [Peru.]

 

:130 Old Avenue of Pizarro. Lima [Peru.]

 

:131 Western Gate of the City of Lima [Peru.]

 

:132 Façade of the Church of San Augustin. Lima [Peru.]

 

:133 View in the Garden of the Order of Barefooted Monks. (Lima) [Peru.]

 

:134 View in the Garden of the Monks of San Francisco. Lima [Peru.]

 

:135 [Church. La Merced. (Lima)] [photograph loose from mount] [Peru.]

 

:136 Sitka [Alaska] [Signed Helios on rock at lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:137 The Custom House. (Sitka) [Signed Helios in pebbles lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:138 Esquimault. [Signed Helios on rock at lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:139 Victoria. [Signed Helios in trees central right, obscure] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:140 Sitka (E.M.463) [Signed Helios in dead branch lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:141 Sitka [Signed Helios in rock lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:142 Sitka [Signed Helios in gate central right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:143 Fort Tongass [Group of native Alaskans, with buildings and totem poles in background.] [Signed Helios in tree root central right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:144 Sitka [Signed Helios in rock lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:145 Fort Wrangle [native Alaskan group on shore.] [Signed Helios in leaf lower right.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:146 Fort Wrangle [native Alaskan group on shore.] [Signed Helios in rock lower right, obscure.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:147 [Carved wooden statue guarding doorway on native Alaskan plank lodge or wall.] [Signed Helios in soil lower right.] [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:148 [Two men and totem poles] [Signed Helios in grass lower left.] [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:149 [Road, log building, and Russian Orthodox church at Sitka?] [Signed Helios in road lower right.] [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:150 [Group of men and totem poles] [Signed Helios in rock lower right.] [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:151 [Sitka] [Signed Helios on side of house lower right.] [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:152 [Russian Orthodox church, Sitka? E.M. 470] [Signed Helios in board lower right.] [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.
 

:153 [Russian Orthodox church interior, Sitka? E.M. 471] [Signed Helios on rug lower right.) [Half stereograph.] [1868.]

Photographer: Muybridge, Eadweard.