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Photographs of geological formations and Western landscapes

Collection Data

The United States Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian produced original photographic albumen prints from expeditions in 1871-73. These photographs by William Bell (1830-1910) present an early visual history of the exploration of the American west. 30 albumen prints on original letterpress mounts, about 275 x 203mm. Some numbered and titled in negative. At head of mounts: War Department, Explorations West of the 100th Meridian, Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Gen. G.M. Wheeler Com'dg. In lower left corner of mounts: W. Bell, Phot.
Bell, William, 1830-1910 (Photographer)
Wheeler, George M. (George Montague), 1842-1905 (Surveyor)
United States. War Department (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1872
Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: War Dept.
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ+++ (Bell) 81-825
Geological surveys -- United States
West (U.S.)
Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
Physical Description
Extent: 30 leaves : all ill. ; 61 cm
Extent: 30 prints ; 28.5 x 28.5 cm or smaller
Albumen prints
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10700215
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d7806c0-c6c1-012f-ea39-58d385a7bc34
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