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Yosemite views.

Collection Data

Weed, Charles L. (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1864
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ+++ (Weed) 06-6577
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Statement of responsibility: C.L. Weed.
Biographical/historical: With the birth of photography in 1839, cameras began to accompany explorers everywhere, including the American west. However, technical shortcomings required skilled draughtsmen to translate the earliest camera images into conventional reproductive prints for publication or distribution. Not until the 1860s was the first practical paper photographs of the West achieved -- by rival camera artists Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916) and Charles L. Weed (1824-1903). Their mammoth albumen prints of California's Yosemite Valley were exhibited and published internationally, introducing the grandeur of the West, and its otherworldliness, with the realism granted by photography.
Physical Description
Albumen prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a99d7280-c6c0-012f-3203-58d385a7bc34
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