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Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1873, 1873
BANC PIC 19xx.091--STER  
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Description
This collection from the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition of 1873 consists of 44 stereographs, photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. Includes views from the Arizona Series, the New Mexico Series, the Colorado River Series, the Geological Series, the Indian Series, and the Historic Series. Images include Apache Lake, Sierra Blanca Range, Apache, Zuni and Navajo Indians, North Fork Canyon, Cooley's Park, Canyon de Chelly, Blackwater Canyon, Inscription Rock and Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, Paria Creek, and others. The photographer's numbers are retained for the numbering system, which account for the gaps in numbering. Printed captions below the photographs are reprinted in the container listing.
Background
Timothy H. O'Sullivan was born in 1840. He learned photography at the New York gallery of Mathew Brady, and accompanied Brady on a Civil War photography assignment. In 1863 O'Sullivan left Brady to establish his own gallery in Washington D.C. He published a series of "Photographic Incidents of the War" (1862-1865). In 1867 he joined the Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, led by Clarence King, which was the first of the four great post-war surveys carried out by the United States Government. This expedition explored the area from the eastern edge of the Sierras and across the great Basin to the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
Extent
44 photographic prints ; stereograph, albumen ; 10 x 18 cm. 44 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. 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
Collection is available for use.