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  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Alcatraz from North Point, 1862–1863, from the album Photographs of the Pacific Coast. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), The Wreck of the Viscata, March 1868, from the album Photographs of the Pacific Coast. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Magenta Flume Nevada Co. Cal., c. 1871, from the album Photographs of the Pacific Coast. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Devils’ Cañon Geysers, Looking Up, c. 1867, from the album Photographs of the Pacific Coast. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916) Sugar Loaf Islands and Seal Rocks, Farallons, 1868–1869, from the album Photographs of the Pacific Coast. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Arch at the West End, Farallones, 1868–1869, from the album Photographs of the Pacific Coast. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Flour and Woolen Mills, Oregon City, 1867, from the album Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Cape Horn, Columbia River, 1867, from the album Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Mt. Hood and the Dalles, Columbia River, 1867, from the album Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Cape Horn, near Celilo, 1867, from the album Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Cape Horn, Columbia River, 1867, from the album Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Multnomah Falls, Cascades, Columbia River, 1867, from the album Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), The Yosemite Valley from the “Best General View,” 1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Cathedral Rocks, 2630 ft., Yosemite, 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Pompompasos, the Three Brothers, Yosemite 4480 ft., 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Mirror View of the North Dome, Yosemite, 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Pohono, the Bridal Veil, Yosemite 900 ft., 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Mirror View of El Capitan, Yosemite, 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), The Lower Yosemite Fall, Yosemite, 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), The Ponderosa, Yosemite, 1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Washington Column, 2082 ft., Yosemite, 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
  • Carleton Watkins (U.S.A., 1829–1916), Section of the Grizzly Giant, 33 ft. diameter, 1865–1866, from the album Photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Albumen print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.

Cantor Arts Center presents an exhibition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums is on view April 23 to August 17, 2014.

As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, Cantor Arts Center presents an exhibition featuring more than 80 original mammoth prints from three unique albums of Carleton Watkins’s work: Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865–66), Photographs of the Pacific Coast (1862–76), and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870). Also featured are cartographic visualizations developed in collaboration with Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, which provide dynamic context for the geography and natural history of Watkins’s photographs.