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Tufa Rocks, Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Artist:
Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date:
1867
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 22.1 x 29.4 cm (8 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.) Mat: 47.9 x 61 cm (18 7/8 x 24 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1207
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped in blue ink on print, verso BL: "[undecipherable] [boxed]"; Inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "Tufa on Trychite. 5000 feet above sea 500 above Pyramid Lake // on Pyramid Island."
Alfred Rudolph Waud; [John Coplans]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 12, 1977

Whitney Museum of American Art. "Perpetual Mirage: The Desert West in Photographic Books and Prints," June 27, 1996–September 22, 1996.

Horan, James E. Jr. Mr. Timothy O'Sullivan, America's forgotten photographer : the life and work of the brilliant photographer whose camera recorded the American scene from the battlefields of the Civil War to the frontiers of the West. New York: Bonanza Books, 1966. p. 188.

Naef, Weston J., and James Wood. Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860–1885. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1975. fig. pl. 36.

Snyder, Joel. American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan, 1867–1874. Millerton, N.Y.: Aperture, 1981. p. 24.

Dingus, Rick. The Photographic Artifacts of Timothy O'Sullivan. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1982. p. 121.



From the King Expedition, 1867-72.
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