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Title
Carleton Watkins Carleton Watkins :
Type
Text
Subject
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916.
Landscape photographers--West (U.S.)--19th century.
Language
English
Classification
LCC: TR140.W376 G74 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 770.92 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2017058334
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Carleton Watkins was the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and the most influential artist of his era. Making the West American examines Carleton Watkins's life and his role in making the West a part of a distant nation from the Civil War period until the end of the nineteenth century. Watkins's work gave America Yosemite and provided the impetus for the national park idea, introduced Eastern scientists to the West, informed American business about investment in the West, insisted that the West's history had a place in America's story, and helped enable the industrial-scale agriculture that has come to dominate the West"--Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Sunrise in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains
Arriving in California
Creating western culture at Black Point
Secession or union?
To Yosemite in wartime
Sharing Yosemite
Exhibiting Yosemite in wartime
Expanding the western landscape
The birth of the nature park idea
Assisting American science
To Oregon (for industry)
Volcanic landscapes
Basking in achievement, building a business
Celebrating Gilded Age wealth
Taking Shasta, discovering glaciers
The boom years
San Francisco's borrasca
The comeback
Creating semi-tropical California
Showing California its history
Enter William H. Lawrence
Re-building a business
Mapping from the mountaintops
Becoming agricultural
Traveling the west (again)
The new industrial agriculture near Bakersfield, California
The last great picture
The long, slow end.
Authorized Access Point
Green, Tyler, 1974- Carleton Watkins