Lower Falls from Point Lookout, Yellowstone Park. John Karl Hillers, photographer.
Lower Falls from Point Lookout, Yellowstone Park.

Lower Falls from Point Lookout, Yellowstone Park.

[Washington, D. C.: U. S. Geological Survey, ca. 1880-1889]. Albumen print photograph, 13” x 9.75” on 13.9375” x 10.9375” paperboard mount, gilt edges.

A splendid image of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River from the U. S. Geological Survey series. J. K. Hillers (1843-1925) was an important early photographer of the West, and one of the first to photograph the Grand Canyon region. He began his career as a boatman on John Wesley Powell’s Second Expedition in 1871-2, was consequently hired by Powell in 1879 to be the Smithsonian’s first staff photographer, and was the chief photographer for the Geological Survey from 1881-1900. His survey work began with geology and geography and evolved to recording the traditional ways of life of the Hopi and Navaho tribes for the Bureau of American Ethnology.

CONDITION: Good, light foxing to image, tack holes on top and and bottom right corners of mount, corners of mount bumped, glue remnants on verso.

Item #4409

Price: $375.00

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