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Guide to the Western landscapes in California, Nevada, Wyoming, and Washington, ca. 1905-1916.
BANC PIC 2002.001--PIC  
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Description
Chiefly views in California (approximately 150) and Nevada (approximately 115). California views consist entirely of images of the Sierra Nevada, including the Mount Whitney, Kern River Canyon, and Kaweah regions. Nevada views include Carson City, Virginia City, mining towns, mines, buildings, irrigation canals, landscapes (including the regions of Palisade Canyon and the Humboldt Mountains and River), and photographs of Paiute Indians. Washington views are chiefly in Rainier National Park and the Latoosk range, with a few views from Spokane and Seattle. Wyoming views are chiefly geographical features and landscapes in the Colores and Green River areas. Also includes one view of the Salt River in Arizona and one view of Castle Canyon, Texas.
Background
Howard Clinton Tibbitts was a San Francisco based photographer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He became official photographer for the railroad in 1892, and his career with Southern Pacific spanned some forty years. Many of his images were published in Sunset Magazine. Tibbitts died in San Francisco on December 24, 1937.
Extent
297 negatives : b&w, chiefly glass ; 17 x 22 cm. or smaller.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. USE VIEWING PRINTS (for selected items) ONLY: Shelved as BANC PIC 2002.001--PIC. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.