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Guide to the Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations [graphic], ca. 1867-1868
BANC PIC 1905.17137--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations [graphic],
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1867-1868
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.17137--PIC
    Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard
    Extent: 153 photographic prints (formerly bound in 2 albums): albumen.
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photographs of Yosemite, San Francisco, Oregon, Peru, and other locations, BANC PIC 1905.17137--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


    Most photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge. Also includes many half stereographs taken by Carleton E. Watkins, particularly from his 1867 trip to Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge. Some by other photographers may be present.
    Many views are from half-stereograph negatives, some of which have more image area printed than do copies on stereograph cards. When the stereographs could be located in Bancroft Library collections, the Watkins stereo number was noted, and caption information was provided from the stereograph mounts.

    Scope and Content

    Photographs show many scenes in and around Yosemite Valley; some views of San Francisco (including Watkins' 9-plate stereograph-sized panorama, ca. 1867, and a view of the wreck of the ship Viscata, 1868) ; views along the Columbia River; a panorama of Portland (Oregon); and a few views of Idaho, Sitka (Alaska), and Lima (Peru).