Grotto Spring, Grand Cañon, Colorado River

A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 4 from the series "explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".
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  • A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 4 from the series "explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".

Date:

1871

Artist:

Timothy O’Sullivan
American, born Ireland, 1840–1882

About this artwork

Text printed on reverse of stereocard:

WAR DEPARTMENT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U. S. A.

Geographical EXPLORATIONS and SURVEYS WEST of the 100th MERIDIAN. No. 4.

Grotto Spring, Grand Cañon, Colorado River. The water flows from the rocks above, and the umbrella-shaped rock about it is tufa, that has been formed by deposition from the mineral constituents of the water. The light spot seen through and beyond is the sand-beach of the river. Looking through this Grotta is seen in the distance the walls of the Grand Cañon, 3.500 feet in height on either side.

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Artist

Timothy O'Sullivan

Title

Grotto Spring, Grand Cañon, Colorado River

Origin

United States

Date

1871

Medium

Albumen print, stereo, No. 4 from the series "Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian"

Dimensions

9.3 × 7.5 cm (each image); 10 × 17.8 cm (card)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Richard L. Menschel

Reference Number

1984.1188

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