Finding Aid to the Photographs of Yosemite: with Additional Views of Mt. Shasta, Calif. and Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon, circa 1861-1885

Finding Aid written by James Eason
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
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© 2007
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Photographs of Yosemite: with Additional Views of Mt. Shasta, Calif. and Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon, circa 1861-1885

Collection number: BANC PIC 1885.001--ffALB VAULT

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Written By:
James Eason
Date Completed:
December 2007
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Photographs of Yosemite: with additional views of Mt. Shasta, Calif. and Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon
Date (inclusive): circa 1861-1885
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1885.001--ffALB VAULT
Creator: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Extent: 14 photographic prints: albumen. 8 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Twelve Yosemite views printed and issued by I.W. Taber, from original negatives taken by Carleton E. Watkins. To this set are added one view of the Columbia River and one of Mount Shasta, probably both taken by Watkins on his Oregon trip of 1867.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Restricted originals. Use viewing prints or digital facsimiles only. Shelved as BANC PIC 1885.001--PIC : Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photographs of Yosemite: with Additional Views of Mt. Shasta, Calif. and Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon, BANC PIC 1885.001--ffALB VAULT, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of select images are available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
California--Pictorial works
Oregon--Pictorial works
Shasta, Mount (Calif. : Mountain)--Pictorial works
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Albumen prints
Landscapes (Representations)
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Items 1-12 were a gift to the University from I.W. Taber & Co., 1885. Others were a gift of Frank R. Gwens of Bar Harbor, Maine.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

Scope and Content of Collection

Twelve Yosemite views printed and issued by I.W. Taber, from original negatives taken by Carleton E. Watkins. To this set are added one view of the Columbia River and one of Mount Shasta, probably both taken by Watkins on his Oregon trip of 1867. Watkins returned to Shasta in 1870, another possible date for this view.

Container Listing

 

General View of Yosemite Valley from Artist's Point [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:01--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Taber number 804.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Down the Valley, from Union Point [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:02--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Taber number 742.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Cathedral Rocks and Spires-River View [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:03--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 31.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1905.17143:57

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

The Three Brothers--in profile from the river [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:04--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.198.4:7; 19xx.199.1:7

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 29. Taber number: 29.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

The Lake Bank and Mt. Watkins, Yosemite [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:05--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 72. Taber number: 72.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:1; 1905.17143:46; 19xx.199.2:15

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

El Capitan, 3300 feet, Yosemite, Cal. [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:06--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Taber number 677.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1959.066:14

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 803? Later pub. as Taber # 677.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

"Sentinel", 3100 feet. [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:07--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Taber number 748.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Pi-wy-ack. The Vernal Fall, 300 feet [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:08--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Related views: 1905.17143:51; 19xx.198.1:9; 19xx.198.4:15; 1959.066:10; 1973.057:24; 19xx.198.5:08

Additional Note

Taber number: 87.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Tacoye. The North Dome 3730 feet. Yosemite [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:09--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Taber number: 84.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:11; 1905.17143:41

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

The Domes--Distant View [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:10--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 58.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.198:2:8; 19xx.199.1:4; 19xx.199.2:12

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Bridal Veil Falls--Front View (vignette)] [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:11--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 16.

Additional Note

Related views: 1952.021:011; 19xx.198.1.5; 19xx.199.1:6; 1959.066:12

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Yosemite Falls--tree view (vignette)] [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:12--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 51.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Mt. Shasta from Strawberry Valley [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:13--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Taber number 998.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon [circa 1861-1866, printed circa 1880-1885] BANC PIC 1885.001:14--ffALB VAULT

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 419.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.199.1:14

Additional Note

Taber number 419

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.