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A black and white photograph of a landscape shows a man sitting on a rock in the middle of a valley

A black and white photograph shows an extensive landscape of a river in the middle of a valley surrounded by rocky mountains. Two stony-rough mountains are found in both sides of the picture, the one on the left side is longer and brighter than the one on the right. A slow-moving river is passing in between the mountains. In the middle-lower part of the picture a man wearing a sombrero is portrayed sitting on the rocks found at the water’s edge.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Timothy H. O'Sullivan, American (New York, New York 1840 - 1882 Staten Island, New York)
Iceberg Canon, Colorado River, Looking Above
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Explorations in Nevada and Arizona. Wheeler Expedition of 1871, no. 15
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Albumen silver print
image: 20 x 27.4 cm (7 7/8 x 10 13/16 in.)
mount: 40.5 x 51 cm (15 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • 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, top edge above image, pre-printed mount: Explorations in Nevada and Arizona. Expedition of 1871 - Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'd'g.
  • stamp: recto, bottom edge below image, pre-printed mount: T.H. O'Sullivan, Phot. No. 15 [over title]

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
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European and American Art

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