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Guide to the Stereographs of the Modoc War, 1873
PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stereographs of the Modoc War,
    Date: 1873
    Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03
    Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard
    Extent: 22 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm. and 10 x 18 cm.
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Abstract: Stereographs of the Modoc War and surrounding Siskiyou County landscape taken by Eadweard Muybridge.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society 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

    Stereographs of the Modoc War. PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains images of the Modoc War: lava beds at Tule Lake (including several panels from two different sets of incomplete panoramic views), U.S. Army camp tents, members of the Modoc tribe, and Warm Spring Indian scouts, including a portrait of scout Donald McKy (i.e., McKay). Stereographs published by Bradley & Rulofson.
    Organized by stereograph mount size.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    McKay, Donald--Indian scout--Portraits.
    United States--Army--Pictorial works.
    Modoc Indians--Wars, 1873--Pictorial works.
    Modoc Indians--California--Siskiyou County--Pictorial works.
    Indian scouts--California--Siskiyou County--Pictorial works.
    Formations (geology)--California--Siskiyou County--Photographs.
    Lava--California--Siskiyou County--Photographs.
    Siskiyou County (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Tule Lake (Calif.)--Pictorial works.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Bradley & Rulofson.