The Yosemite Valley from the "Best General View"

Carleton WATKINS


albumen silver print

In 1866 Carleton WATKINS was already very famous for his photographs of the Yosemite Valley. Indeed, the first photographs, seen by the president LINCOLN (1809-1865) in 1863, led him to draft the bases of the system of the national parks. In this photo, Carleton WATKINS captured the most iconic elements of the Yosemite Valley: Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rock, Half Dome, and El Capitan. Over time, American photographers have been immortalizing the majesty of these places.

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The Yosemite Valley from the
Other photographs of the exhibition