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LL/32885
ThumbnailElliott & Fry (55 Baker Street, Portman Square) 
Sir Charles Lyell, Geologist 
1869 (ca) 
Carte de visite 
Wisconsin Historical Society 
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-45315 
  

  
LL/32879
ThumbnailA. Sonrel (46 School Street, Boston) 
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Geologist 
1864 (ca) 
Carte de visite 
Wisconsin Historical Society 
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-44730 
  

  
LL/32881
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Professor Pierre Jean Edouard Desor, Geologist 
1865 
Carte de visite 
Wisconsin Historical Society 
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-45407 
  

  
LL/32883
ThumbnailHenry Ulke (278 Pennslyvania Avenue, Washington D.C., 1865) 
Fielding B. Meek, Paleontologist 
1868 
Carte de visite 
Wisconsin Historical Society 
Increase Allen Lapham: Papers, 1825-1930, carte-de-visite collection, WHS Image id: WHi-44756 
  

  
LL/1903
ThumbnailLouis Jacques Mandé Daguerre 
Fossils and Shells 
1839 
Daguerreotype 
Musée des arts et métiers 

  
LL/7509
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
Study of Rocks 
1845 (ca) 
Daguerreotype 
19 7/8 x 25 1/6 in 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
The J. Paul Getty Trust (84.XT.183) 
  

  
LL/40621
ThumbnailSouthworth & Hawes 
Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype 
21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 ins) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Gift of I. N. Phelps Stokes, Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes, 1937, Accession Number: 37.14.7 
  

  
LL/33473
ThumbnailHugh Lee Pattinson 
Niagara Falls 
1840, April 
Daguerreotype, whole plate 
6.5 x 8.5 ins 
Newcastle University Library - Special Collections 

  
LL/35205
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Niagara Falls 
1845 
Book page 
Google Books 
10 
  
LL/1640
ThumbnailWilliam Henry Jackson 
A noon meal in Ferdinand V. Hayden's camp of the U.& Geological Survey. Red Buttes, Wyo. Terr. [Hayden sits at far end of table in dark jacket; W. H. Jackson stands at far right.] 
1870, 24 August 
 
National Archives and Records Administration 
[57-HS-282] 
  
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LL/39515
ThumbnailJohn Carbutt 
Fig. 6 ["a great valley of Syenites"] 
1869, 19 February (published) 
Book illustration 
Google Books 
12 
  
LL/7600
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
Tufa Domes, Pyramid Lake, Nevada 
1867 
Albumen print 
20 x 27 cm (7 7/8 x 10 5/8 in) 
American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution 
Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 
  
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LL/40665
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
Water rhyolites, near Logan Springs, Nevada 
1871 
Albumen print 
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division 
Reproduction Number: Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-10022 
  
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LL/24719
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
6. View of the Grand Canon walls, near mouth of Diamond River. From waterline to first shelf 1,500 feet; from shelf to top of table 3,500 feet. Distance from point of view to top of walls 3 miles. 
[Wheeler Survey, Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian] 
1871-1874 (survey), 1871 (expedition) 
Stereocard, detail 
Etherton Gallery 
15 
  
LL/24737
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
15. the "Vermillion Cliff," a typical plateau edge, as seen from Jacobs Pool, Arizona. From its top, a plateau stretches to the right, and from its base another to the left. Their difference of level is 1,500 feet, and the step is too steep for scaling. 
[Wheeler Survey, Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian] 
1871-1874 (survey), 1872 (expedition) 
Stereocard, detail 
Etherton Gallery 
16 
  
LL/24757
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
25. Camp Beauty, Canon de Chelle, walls 1,200 feet high, width of Canon at this point about one fourth of a mile. 
[Wheeler Survey, Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian] 
1871-1874 (survey), 1873 (expedition) 
Stereocard, detail 
Etherton Gallery 
17 
  
LL/7596
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
Canyon de Chelle, Walls of the Grand Canyon About 1200 Feet in Height 
1873 
Albumen print 
20.3 x 27.6 cm (8 x 10 7/8 in) 
American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution 
Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 
  
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LL/24801
ThumbnailTimothy H. O'Sullivan 
47. Alpine lakes and mountain scenery in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado, 13,000 feet above sea-level. 
[Wheeler Survey, Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian] 
1871-1874 (survey), 1874 (expedition) 
Stereocard, detail 
Etherton Gallery 
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LL/26996
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Book spines from Clarence King "Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel made by order of the Secretary of War" (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1870-1880) 
1870-1880 
Book spines 
Donald A. Heald - Rare Books, Prints & Maps 
Courtesy of Donald A. Heald, #19012 
  
20 
  
LL/34861
ThumbnailWilliam Henry Jackson 
Title page for "Descriptive Catalogue of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of The Territories for The Years 1869 to 1873, inclusive" by W.H. Jackson (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874) 
1874 
Title page 
Google Books 

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