Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL: "Ragtown desert lake 4000 ft."
Alfred Rudolph Waud; [Rinhart Galleries, New York]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 8, 1976
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Snyder, Joel. American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan, 1867–1874. Millerton, N.Y.: Aperture, 1981. p. 58.
Dingus, Rick. The Photographic Artifacts of Timothy O'Sullivan. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1982. p. 95.