Green River photograph collection, circa 1900  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Green River photograph collection
circa 1900 (inclusive)
42 photographs
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The Green River photograph collection contains photographs of different views along the Green River taken by a photographer named Stark from Helper, Utah. Copies of four prints published in "A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick Dellenbaugh.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
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The Green River collection contains 38 prints of different views along the Green River, several of which are mentioned in John Wesley Powell's History of the Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries. They were taken around the turn of the century by a photographer named Stark from Helper, Utah. The collection also contains copies of four prints by E.O. Beaman from the second expedition of 1871. (See Frederick Dellenbaugh, A Canyon Voyage, 1926.)

NOTE: From Colorado Riverbed Case microfilm, page 5283, it was determined that the photographer was Isaac W. Stark, who was accompanying Wolverton in the boat WILMONT.

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Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
Stark Photographs
  • 1: Amphitheater
  • 2: Amphitheater
  • 3: Mouth of Three Canyons
  • 4: Bow Knot Bend
  • 5: At Bow Knot Bend about 75 miles before Green River.
  • 6: Upper End-Double Bow Knot
  • 7: Double Bow Knot
  • 8: Domes of the Labyrinth
  • 9: Butte of the Cross (Cresent Cross)
  • 10: Anvil Bluff
  • 11: Turks (sic) Point
  • 12: Turks Point
  • 13: Neroes (sic) Head
  • 14: Devil's Water Jug
  • 15: Cliff Dwelling
  • 16: Cliff Dwelling
  • 17: Towers and Domes at ?
  • 18: Grand Canyon walls (about 120 miles below Green River)
  • 19-31: Different views labeled Grand Canyon, Utah
  • 32-38: Unlabeled river scenes
Second Expedition Copies
  • 39-40: Copies of E. O. Beanan photographs from the expedition of 1871
  • 41: Powell in a boat on the Green River
  • 42: Powell's boat

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  • Geographical Names :
  • Green River (Wyo.-Utah)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints--1871-1910