Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
- Existence: 1829 - 1916
Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) was an American photographer known especially for his photographs of Yosemite.
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.
Citation:Wikipedia, via WWW, 22 December 2014 (born on 11 November 1829 to John and Julia Watkins in Oneonta, New York; 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; It was here that he learned about photography; began his own photography business in 1858; became famous for his many photographs of Yosemite throughout his career; married Frances Sneed in 1878 and had two children: a daughter, Julia, in 1881 and a son, Collis, in 1883; began to lose his sight in the 1890s and was thereafter unable to continue his work; died in 1916)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Contains 36 Yellowstone National Park black and white stereographs, with a few duplicates of varying quality. The dates range from 1871 to 1910. The stereographs were produced by several photographers, the main contributors being Joshua Crissman, Henry Bird Calfee, and the Nelson (Nelse) partnership.
Materials include one photograph of the Devil's Slide rock formation in Weber Canyon, Utah. The photograph was taken by Carleton Watkins. Materials dated 1855.
Contains primarily original prints of photographs by Savage, covering all periods of his career. Of the 839 items, over 750 are clearly Savage photographs. Eighteen other photographers are also named, including Alfred A. Hart, Edw. J. Muybridge, and possibly Carleton E. Watkins photograph. Includes landscapes in Utah and the West, with many in Salt Lake City. Also includes portraits, many of leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with many of Brigham Young.
Contains a single colored stereograph taken by an unknown photographer in approximately 1910. It is a photograph of a train station at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
- Archival Record 7
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- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 9
- Fine Arts 9
- Photographs 7
- Landscapes -- Utah -- Photographs 6
- Landscapes -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Photographs 6
- Landscapes -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 6
- Mormons -- Photographs 6
- Stereographs 5
- Landscape photography 3
- Yellowstone National Park -- Description and travel 3
- Yellowstone National Park -- History 3
- Yellowstone National Park -- Photographs 3
- Agriculture and Natural Resources 1
- Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- Photographs 1
- Boudoir card photographs 1
- Cabinet photographs 1
- Cartes-de-visite 1
- Images 1
- Landscapes 1
- Landscapes -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs 1
- Landscapes -- Utah -- Summit County -- Photographs 1
- Material Types 1
- Mines and Mineral Resources 1
- Photocopies 1
- Weber Canyon (Utah) 1
- Witch Rocks (Utah) -- Photographs 1 ∧ less