North Fork Cañon, Sierra Blanca Creek, Arizona. Timothy H. O’Sullivan, c. American.
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North Fork Cañon, Sierra Blanca Creek, Arizona

1873. Albumen paper photograph, text including photographer’s name on backing above and below image, 20.1 x 27.4cm. Minor chips and silvering to lower edge, laid down on original presentation backing.

Text reads “Geographical & geological explorations & surveys west of the 100th meridian. War Dept Corps of Engineers, US Army. Expedition of 1873, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, Commanding. T.H. O’Sullivan, Phot. no. 4.”

Held in Getty with the comment “Timothy H. O’Sullivan began his photography career as an apprentice to Mathew Brady, but he left the Brady gallery to photograph American Civil War battlefields on his own...O’Sullivan’s experience photographing in the field earned him a position as photographer for the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel, the first governmental survey of the American West. He returned to Washington, D.C. in 1874 and made prints for the Army Corps of Engineers, soon after being made chief photographer for the United States Treasury in 1880.”

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Item #CL191-17

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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