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Watkins #55 - Upper Yosemite Fall
Image courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles   (Accession Number 84.XM.493.31)
Photographers number:55
Title:Upper Yosemite Fall
Inscription:Recto mount: Inscribed in pencil by unknown hand (CEW?), center under image, Upper Yosemite fall__1600 ft.; and in pencil, l.r., 55
Date Photographed: 1865-1866
Catalog:Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, cat. no. 202
Notes:CMP notes: Exhibited at 1867 Paris Expo; Exhibited at 1868 MI Fair

Photographer:Carleton E Watkins   (Nov 11, 1829 — Jun 23, 1916;  Active approx. 1853 — 1896)
Publisher:Carleton Watkins
Format:Mammoth Plate
Image Size:20 18  x  16 14  in.  (51.1 x 41.3 cm)  —  Vertical, Rectangle
Mount Size:28  x  22   in.  (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Provenance to 1900:Swann Galleries (1974)/Samuel Wagstaff  (source: 1984/JPGM notes)

View this image in gallery:Yosemite Valley
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Other Prints:The New York Public Library  (Accession Number 82-388, Accession Bin/Box MFZ+++ (Watkins)) Image ID:1005744
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