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Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872, 1872
BANC PIC 19xx.090--STER  
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    Collection Title: Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872,
    Date (single): 1872
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 19xx.090--STER
    Extent: 35 photographic prints ; stereograph, albumen ; 10 x 18 cm. 35 digital objects
    Photographer: William Bell
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright 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], Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872 , BANC PIC 19xx.090--STER, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collections

    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 19xx.055--ffALB,
    Title: Photographs Taken During the U.S. Geological Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1871-1873, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William Bell
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 19xx.089--STER,
    Title: Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1871, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 19xx.091--STER,
    Title: Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1873, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 19xx.273--PIC,
    Title: Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.). New Mexico Photographs from the 1873 Geographical Survey West of the 100th Meridian
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.17116-.17119--STER,
    Title: Western Survey Expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874, by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William Bell

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown

    Biography

    William Bell was born in Liverpool, England in 1830. His career as a photographer began as a daguerreotyper working for John Keenan beginning in 1848. In 1852 he opened his own daguerreotype gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1873 he took on William H. Rau as an assistant photographer and later became his partner (1870s). Bell's photographic collections include the Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian Expedition of 1872, and Expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873 and 1874. He died in 1910 in Philadelphia.
    (Source: Treadwell, T. K. and William C. Darrah. Stereographers of the World. [Byran, Texas] : National Stereoscopic Association, c1994, v. 2.)

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 35 stereographs of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872, photographed by William Bell. Includes views from the Utah Series, the Colorado River Series, and the Geological Series. The locations photographed include: Mt. Nebo, Willow Creek Canyon, Salt Creek Canyon, Gunnison, Mt. Baldy, Kanab Canyon, Colorado Basin, Paria River, the Grand Canyon, miscellaneous Arizona scenes, and others. The photographer's numbers are retained for the numbering system, which accounts for the gaps in numbering. Printed captions below the photographs are reprinted in the container listing.