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Western Survey Expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

This survey expedition stereograph collection consists of 150 albumen stereographs taken of and for the Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian from 1871-1874. The publisher is the War Department Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. The U.S. Geographical and Geological Surveys were implemented for the purpose of surveying, mapping, and studying the vast expanses of the previously unknown western landscapes of the United States. Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William Bell were the official photographers of the surveys.... View collection guide.

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150 items found in this collection

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