Cañon De Chelle, Walls Of The Grand Cañon About 1200 Feet In Height.
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2002.1071
People
Timothy H. O'Sullivan, American (New York, New York 1840 - 1882 Staten Island, New York)
Title
Cañon de Chelle, Walls of the Grand Cañon about 1200 feet in height.
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Geo. M. Wheeler Geographical Survey West of the 100th Meridian, 1873, no. 15
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1873
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New Mexico
Culture
American
Location
Level 2, Room 2100, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, Painting and Photography in an Era of Social Change
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
image: 21 x 27.6 cm (8 1/4 x 10 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: recto, top edge, pre-printed mount: Geographical & Geological Explorations & Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1873 - Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, Commanding
  • stamp: recto, top center, pre-printed mount: WAR DEPARTMENT [over] CORPS OF ENGINEERS. U.S. ARMY.
  • inscription: recto, top center, graphite: Sci2600.290
  • stamp: recto, below image, pre-printed mount: T.H. O'Sullivan, Phot. No. 15 [over] CANON DE CHELLE, [over] Walls of the Grand Cañon about 1200 feet in height.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Transferred from the Museum of Comparative Zoology Library, Gift of the U.S. War Department, 1877
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2.2002.1071
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/14/2016 - 11/18/2016

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