Black Canon, From Camp 8, Looking Above

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, American, 1840 - 1882


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1871; print about 1873

Albumen silver print from wet collodian negative, on original lithographed mount

Overall: 20 × 28 1/8 in. (50.8 × 71.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through gifts from the Class of 1955 in honor of their sixtieth reunion



North America, United States


19th century

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Not on view


Stamped, lower center, in blue ink: [in outer circle:] DIVISION OF PRINTS [inside middle circle:] L. C.; stamped, lower center, in purple ink: SURPLUS / DUPLICATE / LIBRARY / OF / CONGRESS; Numbered, lower center, in graphite: 47639 [the 9 of this number is overlapped with the beginning of the word “Duplicate” in the stamp previously described]

Published References

Dingus, Rick. The Photographic Artifacts of Timothy O’Sullivan. Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1982. Kelsey, Robin E. “Viewing the Archive: Timothy O’Sullivan’s Photographs for the Wheeler Survey.” The Art Bulletin. 85.4. (Dec. 2003) 702-723. LaFauci, Lauren E. “A Divided Portrait: Versions of Wilderness in Timothy O’Sullivan’s Survey Photography.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. 7.1, New Connections in Ecocriticism (Fall 2005), 71-83. Snyder, Joel. American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy O’Sullivan, 1867-1874. Meridan, NY: Aperture, Inc., 1981. Wheeler, George M. Wheeler’s Photographic Survey of the American West, 1871-1873; With Landscape Photographs by Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell. New York: Dover Publications, 1983.


The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc., New York, New York; Sold to present collection, 2015.

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