Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region stereographs of canyons on the Green and Colorado Rivers, circa 1871

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-131
Creators:
Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.)
Dates:
circa 1871
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
45 Stereographs
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Stereographs published by the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, documenting canyons along the Green and Colorado Rivers and surveyors. Although the images in this collection are credited to Powell and A. H. Thompson, the primary photographers on these surveys were John K. Hillers, E. O. Beaman, and James Fennemore. There is also one stereograph of Washakie's camp, made by William Henry Jackson on September 4, 1871; it is from the series "Picturesque Views of Rocky Mountain Scenery."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The geological survey of John Wesley Powell, first authorized in 1870, was known by several names before its final designation as the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. The photograph mounts in this collection refer to the "U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Valley of the Colorado," a survey that continued Powell's earlier work in the basin of the Colorado River. John K. Hillers (1843-1925) was hired as a boatman for John Wesley Powell's second expedition down the Colorado River in 1871. Initially working as an assistant to team photographers E. O. Beaman and James Fennimore, Hillers eventually became the main photographer for the expedition in 1872.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 76-131

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 76-131, Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region stereographs of canyons on the Green and Colorado Rivers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Shoshone

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs relating to the Powell surveys can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4605, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 140.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Library of Congress, the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, and the New York Public Library hold additional stereographs from the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred from Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1976.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoshoni Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Green River Watershed (Wyo.-Utah) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fennimore, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beaman, Edward O. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological Survey (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washakie, ca. 1804-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson, A. H. (Almon Harris), 1839-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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