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View of Yosemite Valley

before 1920
20th Century
22 in. x 18 in. (55.88 cm x 45.72 cm)

Unknown Artist,

Object Type: Photography and Video
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Eric Locke
Accession Number: 1956.143
This early twentieth century photograph by an unknown artist captures El Capitan, one of the most iconic rock formations in Yosemite Valley. At more than 3,000 vertical feet of sheer rock granite, El Capitan was, and continues to be, a beacon for visitors and a muse for photographers. This classic view was also taken by noted landscape photographers Carleton Watkins and Ansel Adams.

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Sheet Dimensions: 22 in. x 18 in. (55.88 cm x 45.72 cm)

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