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Collection of Photographs by Carleton E. Watkins, ca. 1874-1890

About this Collection

The collection consists of 140 albumen prints on their original 22 x 28 inch mounts. The collection comprises views of the western United States including Upper Geyser Basin National Park, a rare set of images of Mammoth Hot Springs National Park, Casa Grande Pre-Historic Ruins in Arizona, scenes along the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington including Cape Horn, views from Mt. Lola and Round Top, Lake Tahoe, scenes along the route of the Central Pacific Railroad, views of San Francisco, and uncommon images of Monterey county. These are primarily landscape views, but also include scenes of industrial and urban development. The photographs are undated; however, many of the images are noted on their mounts as being from Watkins's "New Series." Photographs in his "New Series" were made after 1874. Watkins was active between 1854 and the late 1890s.... View collection guide.

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