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Geyser Springs, the Witches' Cauldron

Artist:
Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)
Date:
1860s
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 40.5 x 51.8 cm (15 15/16 x 20 3/8 in.), arch-topped Mount: 55.6 x 70.3 cm (21 7/8 x 27 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1179
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on mount, recto BL: "Houseworth & Co. Photos"; inscribed in ink on mount, recto BC: "Steamboat Geyser & Witches Cauldron // Geysers // 95."; inscribed in ink on mount, recto BR: "Nos. 9 & 12 Montgomery St."
John Coplans; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, November 29, 1977

National Portrait Gallery, London. "Staging the Self: Self-Portrait Photography 1840s-1980s," October 3, 1986–January 11, 1987.

High Museum of Art. "First Person Singular: Self-Portrait Photography, 1840-1986," January 14, 1988–March 4, 1988.

Lingwood, James, ed. Staging the Self: Self-Portrait Photography, 1840s–1880s. London: National Portrait Gallery, London, 1986. p. 33.



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