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Carleton E. Watkins stereograph of Yellowstone National Park, 1883

Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 5

Scope and Contents

Contains one sepia stereograph taken by Carleton E. Watkins that is part of the "New Watkins' New Series," or "E" series, of Yellowstone National Park. Dated 1883.


  • 1883


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Biographical / Historical

Carleton Watkins was born on 11 November 1829 to John and Julia Watkins in Oneonta, New York. He moved to San Francisco with Collis Huntington in 1851 in hopes of finding gold. In San Francisco, he met Robert Vance and began working in his photography studio. He began his own photography business in 1858. He became famous for his many photographs of Yosemite throughout his career. He married Frances Sneed in 1878 and had two children: a daughter, Julia, in 1881 and a son, Collis, in 1883. He began to lose his sight in the 1890s and was thereafter unable to continue his work. He died in 1916.


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