Viewing the Archive: Timothy O'Sullivan's Photographs for the Wheeler Survey, 1871-74

Kelsey, Robin E.
December 2003
Art Bulletin;Dec2003, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p702
Academic Journal
Presents photographs of the American West taken by Timothy H. O'Sullivan on two surveys supervised by the Army Corps of Engineers, led by Clarence King and Lieutenant George M. Wheeler. Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle which focused on the qualities in keeping with a modernist sensibility; Melon Cactus, Colorado River which represents imbrication of photography and the practice of specimen collection; Historic Spanish Record of the Conquest: South Side of Inscription Rock, New Mexico, which represents the quantitative precision in photography.


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