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[Photograph album of Yosemite Valley]

Label
[Photograph album of Yosemite Valley]
Title
[Photograph album of Yosemite Valley]
Subject
Genre
Summary
Photograph album documenting a sightseeing trip to Yosemite Valley and Yosemite National Park, probably sometime between 1914 and 1920.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
Most of the photographs record the iconic landmarks of Yosemite, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Three Brothers, Mirror Lake, and the Merced River. Several photographs of popular lookout or viewing points include groups of other tourists wearing clothes typical of the second decade of the 20th century. Automobiles of this period are also visible in some of the photos, especially in the view of the Wawona Tunnel Tree, a giant sequoia in Mariposa Grove. The tree became a favorite spot for photo shoots of tourists in their automobiles when a tunnel was cut through its trunk in 1881, according to the National Park Service, although the sign in the photograph dates the tunnel to 1875. There are also several photos probably taken at Camp Curry, showing one of the tents or "canvas cabins" where early sightseers in Yosemite could find affordable lodging, and the swimming pool built in 1913, with its distinctive mortared river cobbles. The photographer has also recorded a mother bear and her three cubs foraging in the park
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Yosemite Valley]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible range of dates suggested by model of car and women's dresses visible in photographs, and date of construction of Camp Curry swimming pool
  • Photographs are mounted to rectos only of 23 of 46 leaves of heavy black paper; one (12.3 x 17.2 cm) or two (13.2 x 8 cm) photographs per page; without captions
  • Bound in well-worn and scuffed soft brown leather covers; tied along left edges with several lengths of thin brown cord threaded through two holes; black textured endpapers; gold-stamped title "Photographs" on upper cover
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
18 x 29 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (39 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2015.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907961703
  • ucoclc907961703
Label
[Photograph album of Yosemite Valley]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible range of dates suggested by model of car and women's dresses visible in photographs, and date of construction of Camp Curry swimming pool
  • Photographs are mounted to rectos only of 23 of 46 leaves of heavy black paper; one (12.3 x 17.2 cm) or two (13.2 x 8 cm) photographs per page; without captions
  • Bound in well-worn and scuffed soft brown leather covers; tied along left edges with several lengths of thin brown cord threaded through two holes; black textured endpapers; gold-stamped title "Photographs" on upper cover
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
18 x 29 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (39 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2015.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907961703
  • ucoclc907961703

Library Locations

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