Washington DC: U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountains, 1872. Albumen stereoview [11 cm x 15.5 cm] on a yellow J.W. Powell and A.H. Thompson mount [11.5 cm x 17.5 cm] with a printed paper label on the reverse. Nice condition with strong contrast. Item #3650
Cataract Canon Series: This canon is 40 ¾ miles in length and from 1500 to 3000 feet in depth. Image shows a rocky landscape with the Colorado River running through it. This photograph was taken on the second Powell expedition.
E.O. Beaman (1837-1876) was a New York landscape photographer who became the official photographer of the U.S. Geological Survey's Powell Expedition, summer, 1871, upon the recommendation of his supplier, E. & H.T. Anthony & Company. Beaman left the survey January 1872, and spent some time photographing the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona before returning East.