2005.27.245 | Photography

Photography - Albumen print - American

Carleton E. Watkins , American , American, 1829 - 1916
View from Camp Grove, Yosemite, 1861

Albumen print
Image and sheet: 15 1/4 × 20 3/4 inches (38.74 × 52.71 cm) Mount: 21 × 27 inches (53.34 × 68.58 cm)

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Gallery Location: Not on view

Gallery Label

Gallery Label
Carleton E. Watkins American, 1829-1916 View from Camp Grove, Yosemite, 1861 Albumen print

Carleton Watkins was perhaps America's greatest landscape photographer. Watkins bypassed the conventional life of a studio practitioner, specializing instead in landscape work. His first trip to Yosemite, in 1861, resulted in a majestic series of 18 x 22-inch mammoth-plate views. These prints were widely acclaimed for both their technical perfection and their artistry. These images helped convince President Lincoln to ban development in the area, setting the stage for a national park system.

Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.245

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