Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872, 1872

Processed by Padma Rubiales, and Katherine Ruiz.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
1997

Stereoviews of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872, 1872

BANC PIC 19xx.090--STER

The Bancroft Library



University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    March 1997
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Collection Summary

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

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Collection is available for use.

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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.
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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.

Container Listing

 

:3 Mt. Nebo foothills, from the West.

Photographer's number: 3

Photographer's series: Utah Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:6 Willow Creek Canon, near Mt. Nebo.

Photographer's number: 6

Photographer's series: Utah Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:9 Salt Creek Canon, near Mt. Nebo.

Photographer's number: 9

Photographer's series: Utah Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:13 Gunnison.

Photographer's number: 13

Photographer's series: Utah Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:30 Mt. Baldy, near Beaver.

Photographer's number: 30

Photographer's series: Utah Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:32 Kanab Canon [Canyon]

Photographer's number: 32

Photographer's series: Utah Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:38 Headland, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 38

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:42 Kanab Wash, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 42

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:43 Kanab Wash, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 43

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:47 Kanab Wash, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 47

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:49 Kanab Wash, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 49

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:53 Kanab Wash, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 53

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:57 Mouth of the Paria.

Photographer's number: 57

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:59 Mouth of the Paria.

Photographer's number: 59

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:62 Grand Canon of the Colorado.

Photographer's number: 62

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:64 Grand Canon; mouth of the Kanab Wash.

Photographer's number: 64

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:69 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 69

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:74 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 74

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:75 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 75

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:76 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 76

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:77 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 77

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:78 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 78

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:79 Grand Canon; Sheaovwitz Crossing.[sic]

Photographer's number: 79

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:81 Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing.

Photographer's number: 81

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:87 Yellow Pine, Colorado Plateau.

Photographer's number: 87

Photographer's series: Colorado River Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:89 Salt Creek Canon, Utah.

Photographer's number: 89

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:100 Non-conformable Strata, Salina Canon, Utah.

Photographer's number: 100

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:101 Colorado River, above the Paria.

Photographer's number: 101

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:102 Colorado River, below the Paria.

Photographer's number: 102

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:107 Grand Canon of the Colorado.

Photographer's number: 107

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:109 Lava Cone, Devil's Hole, Arizona.

Photographer's number: 109

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:110 Perched Rock, Rocker Creek, Arizona.

Photographer's number: 110

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:114 Kanab Wash, Colorado Basin.

Photographer's number: 114

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:116 Tufa Bank, Kanab Wash.

Photographer's number: 116

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.

 

:121 Weathered Sandstone, Kanab Wash.

Photographer's number: 121

Photographer's series: Geological Series. Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872, Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'dg.