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[Harvey E. High photograph album of the American West]


High, Harvey E., creator, photographer.


Wide-ranging, high quality amateur views of the American west, taken by Harvey E. High during his travels throughout the first half of the 20th century. General subject matter includes Native Americans and their material culture; desert views and other natural scenery; highways, streets, bridges, railroads and other aspects of infrastructure; festive events; statues; civic, regional and national parks; automobiles; animals; agriculture, lumbering and other industrial activities; and individual and group portraits. Nearly half of views are from Colorado. Other states represented widely include California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Kansas. Colorado locations include Denver, Manitou, Ouray, Fort Collins, Grand Lake, Colorado Springs, Salida, Garden of the Gods, Idaho Springs, Mesa Verde, Estes Park, Arvada, Boulder Creek, Cheyenne Canyon, Indian Hills, Corona, Central City, Pike's Peak, El Dorado Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, Canyon City, Stonewall, Moffat Tunnel, Devil's Head, Williams Canyon, Gilman, and Mt. Evans. California views were taken in Los Angeles, San Diego's Balboa Park, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Beatty's Lion Farm in El Monte, Yosemite National Park, Hollywood, Mojave Desert, Salinas, Requa, Fresno, San Pedro, Santa Barbara, Glendale, San Gabriel Mission and Catalina Island. New Mexico views include Taos Pueblo, Laguna Mission, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Cimmaron Canyon and Glorietta Pass. Oregon views include Newport, McKenzie River, Toledo, Columbia River Highway and Portland. Washington views include Seattle, Snowqualmie Pass, Tacoma, Longview and Aberdeen. Kansas views include Carniero, Topeka, Ellsworth, Black Wolf, Wilson, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Brookville and Quinter. Other states represented include Nevada (Rhyolite), Montana (hydraulic mining), Wyoming (Yellowstone National Park, DuBois), Utah (Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon), Arizona (Superior), Texas (Houston), Washington D.C. and the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. The photographer appears in a few photographs. Other identified persons include Chief Standing Elk and fiddler Ike Shores. Local residents, workers and tourists are depicted throughout.


1904 (issued)


n-us-co -- n-us-ca -- n-us-nm -- n-us-ks -- n-us-or -- n-us-wa
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs
Deserts -- Southwestern States -- Photographs
Roads -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs
Peuples autochtones -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Photographies
Déserts -- États-Unis (Sud-Ouest) -- Photographies
Indians of North America
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
West (U.S.) -- Photographs
Colorado -- Photographs
Denver (Colo.) -- Photographs
California -- Photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Photographs
New Mexico -- Photographs
Oregon -- Photographs
Washington (State) -- Photographs
Kansas -- Photographs
États-Unis (Ouest) -- Descriptions et voyages
Colorado -- Photographies
Californie -- Photographies
Nouveau-Mexique -- Photographies
Oregon -- Photographies
Washington (État) -- Photographies
Kansas -- Photographies
California -- Los Angeles
Colorado -- Denver
New Mexico
United States -- Southwestern States
Washington (State)
West United States


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer identified in captions of a few prints.
All prints accompanied by mounted typescript captions describing subject matter, usually dated, many humorous.
Purchase ; from Langdon Manor Books; 2021.
Harvey E. High (per census records): born in Pennsylvania, 1872; lived in Kansas and later Denver, where he spent the last decades of his life; worked as a trucker and photographer; died 1943.
Harvey E. High photograph album of the American West, BANC PIC 2021.013, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 200 photographs in 1 album : gelatin silver prints ; prints various sizes, album 21 x 32 cm