The mouth of Kanab Creek. The beds of the Colorado River and its tributary here lie in gorges cut by the running water to the depth of about 3.500 feet below the general surgace of the country. The highest point seen in the picture is 2.500 feet above the water, and the walls are here too steep to be scaled

A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 10 from the series "geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".
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  • A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 10 from the series "geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".

Date:

1872

Artist:

William H. Bell (American, 1830-1910)
commissioned by George Wheeler for the War Department, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army

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Artist

William H. Bell

Title

The mouth of Kanab Creek. The beds of the Colorado River and its tributary here lie in gorges cut by the running water to the depth of about 3.500 feet below the general surgace of the country. The highest point seen in the picture is 2.500 feet above the water, and the walls are here too steep to be scaled

Origin

United States

Date

1872

Medium

Albumen print, stereo, No. 10 from the series "Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian"

Dimensions

9.3 × 7.4 cm (each image); 9.9 × 17.7 cm (card)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1959.616.8

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