This collection consists of 35 stereographs of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872,
photographed by William Bell. Includes views from the Utah Series, the Colorado River Series, and the Geological Series. The
locations photographed include: Mt. Nebo, Willow Creek Canyon, Salt Creek Canyon, Gunnison, Mt. Baldy, Kanab Canyon, Colorado
Basin, Paria River, the Grand Canyon, miscellaneous Arizona scenes, and others. The photographer's numbers are retained for
the numbering system, which accounts for the gaps in numbering. Printed captions below the photographs are reprinted in the
William Bell was born in Liverpool, England in 1830. His career as a photographer began as a daguerreotyper working for John
Keenan beginning in 1848. In 1852 he opened his own daguerreotype gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1873 he took on
William H. Rau as an assistant photographer and later became his partner (1870s). Bell's photographic collections include
the Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian Expedition of 1872, and Expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873 and 1874. He died in 1910 in Philadelphia.
35 photographic prints ; stereograph, albumen ; 10 x 18 cm.
35 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. 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.
Collection is available for use.