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Guide to the Early American West Photograph Collection
circa 1861-1900
  PR 266

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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 10, 2022
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III. 16 x 20 inches

Scope and Contents note

Series III. 16 x 20 Inches is comprised of albumen photographs by William Henry Jackson and Andrew J. Russell from circa 1869-1900. Jackson's photographs were taken in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah and are primarily scenic views. These mammoth plate photographs are slightly larger than 16 x 20 inches. Most are labeled with titles and numbers, which included in the folder list when available. Six photographs of Colorado appear to be from a disbound book or album and are found on three double-sided pages. Titles are paired in the folder list to reflect the recto and verso images.

Andrew J. Russell photographs are of Utah and range from approximately 11 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches to 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches but are mounted on larger paper or board. Six of these photographs are labeled "From S. J. Sedgwick's Illuminated Lectures." These images are mounted on board printed with a decorative border and are hand labeled. The titles given in the folder list are taken from these handwritten notes.

There is also one photograph by an unidentified photographer of a horse being led across water in the mountains.


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Colorado
 1001. Mount of the Holy Cross.
 1011. The Royal Gorge Grand Canyon of the Arkansas.
 1031. Gateway Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak.
 1161. Leadville.
 Cathedral Spires, Garden of the Gods.
 Long's Peak, Estes Park.

Box: 4 Folder : 27 Colorado
 1188. Toll Gate. Bear Creek Falls.
 1399. Toll Gate at Bear Creek Falls.
 1190. Mt. Abram - Ouray and Silverton Toll Road.
 1178. Cimarron Canon - D. & R.G.Ry.
 1181. Ouray. Col.

Box: 4 Folder : 28 New Mexico
 1029. Church of San Miguel, Santa Fe.

Box: 4 Folder : 29 Utah
 1062. The Book Cliffs Near Green River, Utah.
 1160. Castle Gate.


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Utah
 Coalville, Weber Valley.
 Hanging Rock, Foot of Echo Canon.
 Mormon Turnpike Bridge, Mouth of Weber Canon.
 Sphynx of the Valley.

Box: 4 Folder : 31 Utah, "from S. J. Sedgwick's Illuminated Lectures"
 Brigham's Residence.
 Salt Lake City. [rooftop view]
 Salt Lake City. [street view]
 Scene in Utah.
 Skull Rocks.
 Snow Sheds & Donner Lake.


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 31A Photograph of horse being led across water by unidentified photographer

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