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Image: Black Canyon, Colorado River, Looking below from Camp 7

Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo
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Black Canyon, Colorado River, Looking below from Camp 7

19th century
205 x 274 mm (8.1 x 10.8 in.)

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, American or Irish, (ca. 1840–1882)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print from wet-plate collodion negative
Print impression quality: Spots in image upper left, lower left, lower right
Edition: Wheeler Expedition,1871, mount with War Dept., Corps of Engineering seal; “Report” published Washington, D.C. in 1874 with set of 35 (total) albumen prints by O’Sullivan
Marks: Inscribed on mount, lower left: “T.H. O’Sullivan. Phot.”; inscribed on mount, lower right: “No. 7”
Bibliography: Horan, O’Sullivan (not represented).
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment and Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1981
Accession Number: 1981.3.1

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  • exploration
  • landscapes (representations) - Use for creative works that depict outdoor scenes where the picture is dominated by the configuration, visual and aesthetic, of the land, bodies of water, and natural elements. When the ocean or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer "views" or "topographical views." For actual areas of land having certain notable characteristics, use "landscapes (environments)." [January 1993 scope note added; related term added. April 1991 descriptor moved; lead-in term added; descriptor changed, was "landscapes"; alternate term changed, was 'landscape'.]
  • rivers
  • water
  • Western United States - TGN 4011500 (general region): Typically refers to states West of the Rocky Mountains (New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California) and Texas. The term may also sometimes include the states above Texas (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma).

  • image Dimensions: 205 x 274 mm (8.1 x 10.8 in.)

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