Black Canyon, 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 collodion negative, on original lithographed mount

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

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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


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]

Course History

SART 29, Photography I, Christina Seely, Spring 2019

SART 29, Photography I, Christina Seely, Fall 2019

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 12 - July 22, 2022.

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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