#844 - Agassiz Rock and the Yosemite Falls from Union Point
Photographers number:844
Title:Agassiz Rock and the Yosemite Falls from Union Point
Notes:CMP notes: Agassiz Rock is located .32 km (1/5 mile) below and east of Union Point. Francois Matthes put it in the same category as the finely chiseled, castellated, and columnar features in the vicinity of Moran Point [see cat. nos. 269-271] and Union Point, which have been called forth by numerous intersecting joints, vertical, oblique, and horizontal. The best-known representative of this type of sculpture is the Agassiz Column, which stands, precariously balanced on a crumbling base (Matthes 1930, pp. 110-111). This view was made from a position a short distance .33 trail mile west of Glacier Point on the Four Mile Trail, a route from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point that was surveyed and built by John Conway, who was one of the most famous of the early trail builders in Yosemite. Work began in late November 1871 and was completed in early summer 1872. It was financed by James McCaley, who entered into a contract with the Yosemite commissioners which entitled him t
Photographer:Carleton E Watkins
Publisher:Carleton Watkins
Format:Mammoth Plate
Image courtesy of:The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Tags:California | Mariposa County | Yosemite Zone 12 - The Valley from the South Rim and North Rim
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