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Western Survey Photographs: A Checklist of the Stereographs from the Clarence King and George M. Wheeler Explorations, 1867-1874


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Stereographs from Clarence King's Explorations of the Fortieth Parallel, published by the U. S. Engineer Department

King Survey stereographs range in number from 1 through 310, with several gaps in the series. All of the stereographs are by Timothy H. O'Sullivan except the views of the Uinta Mountains made in 1869 which have been attributed to Andrew J. Russell. The titles are transcribed exactly as printed on the mounts or from the National Archives catalog records. The stereographs are albumen silver prints on four-by-seven-inch mounts. The sequence begins with views of the Union Pacific Railroad and follows with views of Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, and Utah. One view of California is interspersed with the views of Nevada. All of the stereographs are from the collections of the Bibliothèque national de France, Societe de geographie, unless noted. This list also includes the glass plate negatives held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). To access the NARA stereographs, search on the NARA ID number in this Online Public Access [catalog]: http://www.archives.gov/research/search/

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, photographer

Stereo #CaptionCollectionNARA ID number
No. 1. From above Twin Bluffs, Green River Station in the distance, U.P.R.R., Wyo. Ter.   
No. 3. Twin Bluffs, near view, Green River Station, U.P.R.R., Wyo. Ter.    
No. 4. Rear View of Point Bluff, Green River Station, U.P.R.R., Wyo. Ter. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt  519541
No. 6. Broadside view of Point Bluff, Green River Station, U.P.R.R., Wyo. Ter.   
No. 8. Broadside view of Twin Bluffs, U.P.R.R., Wyo. Ter. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 11. Castle Rock, U.P.R.R., Utah Ter. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 13. Echo Canyon, Utah NARA Glass Negative  519542
No. 14. Looking Up Echo Canon, from Morman Bluff, No. 2, Utah, U.P.R.R.   
No. 16. The Great Eastern, Echo Canyon, Utah NARA Glass Negative  519543
No. 18. Witches Rocks, Weber Valley, near Echo City, Utah, U.P.R.R.  
No. 20. Witches Rocks, Weber Valley, near Echo City, Utah, No. 2, U.P.R.R. Private collection 
No. 21. Witches Rocks, Weber Valley, near Echo City, Utah, No. 3, U.P.R.R. NARA Glass Negative  519544
No. 22. Lone Group Witches Rocks, Weber Valley, Utah, No. 4, U.P.R.R. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt  519545
No. 23. Branch Canon, No. 2, Echo Canon, Utah, U.P.R.R. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 24. Railroad, Echo Canon, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519546
No. 26. Devil's Gate Bridge, Weber Canon, U.P.R.R., looking up stream, Utah.   
No. 27. Devil's Gate, Weber Canon, looking down stream, Utah, U.P.R.R.    519547
No. 29. Devil's Gate Weber Canon, distant view from above, Utah. U.P.R.R. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 30. Wahsatch Mountains, near Ogden, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519548
No. 32. Devil's Slide, from River, up stream, Weber Canon, Utah, U.P.R.R.   
No. 33. Devil's Slide, from River, down stream, Weber Canon, Utah, U.P.R.R. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt  519549
No. 34. Devil's Slide, from River, up railroad, Weber Canon, Utah, U.P.R. R.    519550
No. 35. Railroad, near Devil's Slide, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519551
No. 37. Near View of Column, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter.   
No. 38. Castle Formation, No. 1, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter.    519552
No. 39. Washakie Badlands, Wyoming. NARA Glass Negative  519553
No. 41. Washakie Badlands, Wyoming. NARA Glass Negative  519554
No. 42. Washakie Badlands, Wyoming. NARA Glass Negative  519555
No. 44. Looking out of Light House Canon, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter.    519556
No. 45. Carved Bluffs, No. 1, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter.    519557
No. 46. Carved Bluffs, No. 2, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter. Private collection 
No. 48. Upper end of Light House Canon, East Wall, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter.    519558
No. 49. Looking out of Light House Canon, West Wall, Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt  519559
No. 50. Washakie Badlands, Wyoming. NARA Glass Negative  519560
No. 51. General View of Mauvaises Terres, Washakie Basin, Wyo. Ter.   
No. 52. Garnet Canyon, Uinta Mountains, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519561
No. 54. Mouth of Flaming Gorge, Green River Canon, Wyoming Territory. Two variant views have been published with this caption.
Bibliothèque national de France, Societe de Geographie and Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt
  519562
No. 55. Looking across Flaming Gorge, Green River Canon, Wyoming Territory. Private collection 
No. 56. Flaming Gorge on Green River, Wyoming. NARA Glass Negative  519563
No. 58. Showing Bend of Green River Canon, Wyo. Ter.    519564
No. 59. Showing Bend of Green River Canon, No. 2, Wyo. Ter. Private collection 
No. 60. Bend of Green River Canon, lookinging [sic] down stream, Wyoming Territory.   
No. 61. End of Bend Green River Canon, lookinging [sic] down stream, Wyoming Territory.   
No. 62. Horseshoe Canyon, Green River, Wyoming. NARA Glass Negative  519565
No. 63. Looking into Vermillion Canon, from Brown's Hole. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt  519566
No. 64. Looking out of lower part of Vermilion Canon, from Brown’s Hole.   
No. 65. Deepest part of Vermilion Canon, Brown's Hole.    519567
No. 66. Head of Vermillion Canon, Brown's Hole.    519568
No. 67. Mouth of Grand Canon, Green River.    519569
No. 68. Mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, Morning Light.   
No. 69. Mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, Evening Light. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 70. Mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, In deep shadow.    519570
No. 71. Mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, No. 5.    519571
No. 73. Top of Green River Canon, looking in Brown's Hole.   
No. 74. Looking across Mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, from the Top. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 75. From Top of Grand Canon, Green River, looking down stream, walls 3,000 feet high. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 76. From top of mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, looking down stream, walls 3,000 feet high, No. 2.   
No. 77. From top of mouth of Grand Canon, Green River, looking down stream, walls 3,000 feet high, No. 3.   
No. 78. Grand Canon, Green River, looking from Top to Bottom of Wall.   
No. 79. From top of Grand Canon, Green River, overlooking country below.   
No. 80. Foliage on top of Grand Canon, Green River.   
No. 81. Middle of Grand Canon, from the bottom, looking down stream, Green River. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 82. Middle of Grand Canon, from the bottom, looking up stream, Green River. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 83. Near View, Middle of Grand Canon, from the bottom, looking up stream, Green River.   
No. 84. Middle of Grand Canon, Green River, from the bottom, down stream.   
No. 85. Middle of Grand Canon, Green River, from the bottom, morning light up stream.   
No. 86. Middle of Grand Canon, Green River, from the bottom, afternoon light up stream.   
No. 89. Middle of Grand Canon, Green River, from the top, looking down stream.   
No. 90. Middle of Grand Canon, Green River, from the top, looking down stream, No. 2.    519572
No. 91. From above the Junction of Green and Yampah River Canons, looking up stream.   
No. 92. From above the Junction of Green and Yampah River Canons, from Top to Bottom of Wall. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 93. From above the Junction of Green and Yampah River Canons, from Top to Bottom of Wall, No. 2. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 94. From above the Junction of Green and Yampah River Canons, looking up stream.   
No. 95. Junction of Yampah and Green Canons, from Top of Green Canon. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt  519573
No. 96. Junction of Yampah and Green Canons, from Top of Green Canon, near view.    519574
No. 99. Junction of Green and Yampah Canons, from Top of Yampah Canon. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 100. One mile above in Yampah Canon, looking to Junction of Yampah and Green Canons. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 101. One mile above in Yampah Canon, looking to Junction of Yampah and Green Canons, near view. Collection of Neil S. Goldblatt 
No. 103. Near Camp at Big Bend of the Truckee River, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519575
No. 105. Unidentified. NARA Glass Negative  519576
No. 106. Truckee River, below Big Bend, Nevada. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
LC-DIG-stereo-2s01781
  519577
No. 107. Ridge of Column, Mountain near Humboldt Sink, Nevada.   
No. 109. Tufa formation, Anaho Island, Pyramid Lake, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519579
No. 110. Tufa formation south end of Pyramid Lake, No. 2, Nevada.    519580
No. 111. Pyramid Lake, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519581
No. 112. Looking along shore, Pyramid Lake, Nevada.   
No. 114. Anaho Island, Pyramid Lake, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519582
No. 115. Strange Tufa formation on Pyramid Island, Pyramid Lake, Nevada.   
No. 116. Tufa formation on Pyramid Lake, Nevada.    519583
No. 117. Tufa Domes and Steamboat Rock, Pyramid Lake. NARA Glass Negative  519584
No. 119. Silver Smelting Works, Oreana, Nevada.   
No. 121. Montezuma Furnace, Smelting Works, Oreana, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519585
No. 123. Camp in Humboldt Valley, Nevada.   
No. 124. Contorted Limestone, West Humboldt Mountains, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519586
No. 125. Contorted Rock Strata, West Humboldt Mountains(?). NARA Glass Negative  519587
No. 126. Sou Hot Springs, Osobb Valley, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519588
No. 129. Sulphur Spring Mound, Salt Valley, Humboldt Mountain, Nevada.   
No. 130. Hot Spring. NARA Glass Negative  519589
No. 132. Rhyolite Hills, Pah Ute Range, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519590
No. 133. Virginia City, Nevada.    519591
No. 134. Gould and Currey [sic] Mill, Nevada.    519592
No. 135. Silver Quartz Melting, Seven Mile Canon, Nevada.    519593
No. 136. Looking down Seven Mile Canon, from Virginia City, 80 miles in distance, Nevada.    519594
No. 139. Miners at Work Underground, Virginia City, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519595
No. 140. Miners at Work Underground, Virginia City, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519596
No. 141. Fungus in Gould & Curry Tunnel, 350 feet below surface, Virginia City, Nevada.    519597
No. 142. 600 feet below surface, miners at work in the Gould & Curry Mine, Virginia City, Nevada.   
No. 144. Gold Hill, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519598
No. 145. Silver City, Silver Mining District, Nevada.    519599
No. 148. Extinct Volcano, near Mono Lake, California.    519600
No. 149. Near Mono Lake, California. NARA Glass Negative  519601
No. 150. Extinct Volcano near Mono Lake, California. NARA Glass Negative  519602
No. 152. Bloody Canyon, Sierra Nevada, California. NARA Glass Negative  519603
No. 153. Camp at Austin City, Nevada.   
No. 154. Lake Marion, East Humboldt Mountains, California. NARA Glass Negative  519604
No. 155. West side of Marion Lake, Humboldt Mountains, Nevada.    519605
No. 156. Snow Fields across Marion Lake, Humboldt mountains, Nevada.   
No. 157. Lake Marion, East Humboldt Mountains, California. NARA Glass Negative  519607
No. 158. Looking out of Lime Stone Canon to Ruby Valley, Humboldt mountains, Nevada.    519608
No. 159. Looking into Lime Stone Canon, Humboldt mountains, Nevada.    519609
No. 161. Members of the 40th parallel Exploration on top of the Humboldt mountains, Nevada.    519610
No. 162. Head of Long Canon, Humboldt mountains, Nevada.    519611
No. 163. Amongst the Humboldt Peaks, Nevada.    519612
No. 164. Unidentified. NARA Glass Negative  519613
No. 165. Sulphur Spring, Ruby Valley, No. 2, Nevada.    519614
No. 166. Hot Spring, Ruby Valley, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519615
No. 167. Mountain Mahogano Tree, Humboldt mountains, Nevada.    519616
No. 168. Canyon and Lake, East Humboldt Mountains, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519617
No. 168A. Canyon and Lake, East Humboldt Mountains, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519618
No. 168B. Unidentified, East Humboldt Mountains(?). NARA Glass Negative  519619
No. 170. Summit of Spur in East Humboldt Mountains, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519620
No. 172. Summit of Spur in East Humboldt Mountains, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519621
No. 173. Alpin Lakes on top of the Humboldt mountains, Nevada.    519622
No. 175. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho.    519623
No. 176. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519624
No. 177. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519625
No. 178. On the Bluff, Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho.    519626
No. 179. Shoshone Falls, the Horse Shoe Bend, Snake River, Idaho.    519627
No. 180. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519628
No. 181. Looking down Canon, over Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho.    519629
No. 181A. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519630
No. 182. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519631
No. 183. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519632
No. 184. Shoshone Falls, looking across the Canon, Snake River, Idaho.    519633
No. 185. Bottom of Bluff, below Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho.    519634
No. 186. Snake Canon, below Shoshone Falls, nearly 1000 feet deep, Snake River, Idaho.    519635
No. 187. Unidentified. NARA Glass Negative  519636
No. 188. Shoshone Falls, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519637
No. 189. City of Rocks, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519638
No. 190. City of Rocks, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519639
No. 191. Cathedral Rocks, Old Emigrant Road, Utah.    519640
No. 193. King's Exploring Party on the march, Utah.   
No. 195. Sdmmit [sic] of Wahsatch mountains, Sliding down, Utah.   
No. 196. Young's Peak, Cottonwood Canon. Wahsatch mountains, Utah.   
No. 198. Middle of Cottonwood Canon, o. 1, Wahsatch mountains, Utah. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
LC-DIG-stereo-2s01782
 
No. 199. American Fork Canyon, Wahsatch Mountains, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519641
No. 200. Middle of Cottonwood Canon, No. 2, Wahsatch mountains, Utah.    519642
No. 201. Middle of Cottonwood Canon, No. 4, Wahsatch mountains, Utah.   
No. 202. Middle of Cottonwood Canon, No. 5, Wahsatch mountains, Utah.   
No. 203. Cottonwood Lake, head of Canon, Wahsatch mountains, Utah.   
No. 205. Cascade Falls, Provo Canon, 700 feet high, Utah.    519643
No. 205A. Provo Falls, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519644
No. 206. Provo Falls, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519645
No. 207. Hot Springs Cone, Provo Valley, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519646
No. 208. Hot Spring, Provo Valley, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519647
No. 209. Hot Spring, Provo Valley, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519648
No. 211. Warm Water Basin, Provo Valley, Utah.    519649-Variant

Attributed to Andrew J. Russell

Stereo #CaptionCollectionNARA ID number
No. 212. King's Lake, Uinta, Utah.    519650
No. 213. Storms in the Uinta mountains, No. 1, Utah.   
No. 214. Storms in the Uinta mountains, No. 2, Utah.   
No. 215. Storms in the Uinta mountains, No. 3, Utah.    519651
No. 216. Storms in the Uinta mountains, No. 4, Utah.    519652
No. 217. East end of King's Lake, Uinta mountains, Utah.   
No. 218. King's Lake View, No. 3, Uinta mountains, Utah.    519653
No. 219. Lake Lal, Uinta mountains, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519654
No. 220. King's Lake View, No. 5, Uinta mountains, Utah.    519655
No. 222. Lake Lal, Uinta mountains, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519656
No. 223. Lake Lal, Uinta mountains, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519657
No. 224. Mountain Lake, Uinta mountains, Utah.    519658
No. 225. Between Lakes Lal and Jan, Uinta mountains, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519659
No. 226. Glacier Lake, Uinta mountains, Utah.    519660
No. 227. Lake Jan, Uinta mountains, Utah.    519661
No. 228. Glacier Lake, Uinta mountains, No. 3, Utah.   
No. 230. Uinta Mountain Flowers, Utah.    519662
No. 232. Upper Bear River, Utah.NARA Glass Negative  519663
No. 233. Head of Bear River, No. 2, Uinta mountains, Utah.  
No. 234. Head of Bear River, Utah.NARA Glass Negative  519664

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, photographer

Stereo #CaptionCollectionNARA ID number
No. 300. American Fork Canyon, Wahsatch Mountains, Utah.NARA Glass Negative   519665
No. 301. Hot Springs Cone, Provo Valley, Utah. NARA Glass Negative  519666
No. 302. Clover Peak, Spur in Summit of East Humboldt Mountains, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519667
No. 303. Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519668
No. 304. Eagle Rock, Shoshone Falls, Idaho. NARA Glass Negative  519669
No. 305. Tufa Domes and Pyramid, Pyramid Lake, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519670
No. 306. Anaho Island, Pyramid Lake, Nevada. NARA Glass Negative  519671
No. 307. Unidentified. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division LC-DIG-stereo-2s01783   519672
No. 308. Unidentified. NARA Glass Negative  519673
No. 309. Unidentified. NARA Glass Negative  519674
No. 310. View of Brown's Park, Colorado. NARA Glass Negative  519675
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