John K. Hillers stereograph
Scope and Contents
Albumen print stereograph by Hillers of John Wesley Powell with the Ute woman Tau-ruv, taken in the Uinta Valley, Utah around 1874. It is from the "Indians of the Colorado Valley" series entitled "The Mirror Case." It was printed for the U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West by J.W. Powell and A.H. Thompson.
- circa 1874
- Hillers, John K., 1843-1925 (photographer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research. Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John K. Hillers stereograph must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John K. Hillers (1843-1925) was a German American photographer in the West.
John Karl Hillers was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1843. He came to the United States in 1852. He worked as a teamster in Salt Lake City where he met John Wesley Powell. Originally hired as a boatman for the second Powell expedition down the Colorado River in 1871, he started to assist the expedition's photographers (E.O. Beamanand then James Fennemore) after a while. Hillers was Powell's chief expedition photographer on the trip down the Grand Canyon the next year. He officially retired in 1900, but continued to take photographs for the United States Geological Survey until 1919. He died in 1925.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Maintained in original order.
This collection was purchased from Charles Schwartz in 2010.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Charles Schwartz; 2010.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Processed; Lionel Thomas, student processor; 2011.
- Register of the John K. Hillers stereograph
- Lionel Thomas
- 2011 January 14
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.