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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.

A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 15 from the series "geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".
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  • A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 15 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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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

William H. Bell

Title

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.

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1872

Medium

Albumen print, stereo, No. 15 from the series "Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian"

Dimensions

9.3 × 7.5 cm (each image); 10 × 17.7 cm (card)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1959.616.13

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