This collection of stereographs compiled by Charles L. Camp consists of 181 photographic prints from circa 1867 to circa 1895.
The photographers include
Muybridge, Carleton E. Watkins, M. M. Hazeltine, Walker & Fagersteen, William Henry Jackson, J. J. Reilly, Barkaiow Bros. (Omaha),
Kilburn Bros. (N. H.), Halsey and Coffin, Hayward & Muzzall, C. W. J. Johnson, T. J. Norton, H. T. Payne, A. J. Perkins, J.
Pitcher Spooner, Andrew Price, W. N. Tuttle Photo, C. R. Savage, Savage & Ottinger's, William Shew, Chas. Weitfle, R. E. Wood
(Santa Cruz), Underwood & Underwood, Edward De Froffs (Sitka, Alaska), T. W. Ingersoll, J. D. McAuliffe (Tucson), and Thomas
Houseworth & Co. Included are images of mountains, hot springs, rivers, falls, mining, trains and train tracks, a few California
Indian images, city views, camping, and the 1868 and 1906 San Francisco earthquakes. Locations featured include San Francisco,
Berkeley, Yosemite, Stockton, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, the counties of Sonoma, Lake and Napa, Yellowstone National
Park, Salt Lake City, Wyoming, Sitka (Alaska), and others.
Charles Lewis Camp was born in 1893 in Jamestown, North Dakota. Camp attended the University of California, Berkeley and received
his M.A. degree from Columbia University. He served in World War I before returning to Columbia to teach and earn his Ph.D.
He then went back to Berkeley and became a Research Associate at the Museum of Paleontology at U.C. Berkeley, where he remained
for the rest of his career. Known for his collecting of fossils in Nevada and elsewhere, he became a professor of Paleontology
and head of the Department as well as director of the Museum.