Powell Survey Stereoviews Photographed by John Hillers, Large Collection
Lot of 110 stereoviews, all albumen prints on yellow cabinet-size mounts with U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey imprints on recto and most with titles and credit to Hillers on printed paper labels on verso. Most are landscape views in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada along the Colorado River and its tributaries, including views in the Grand Canyon, in Kanab Canyon, along the Virgin River, along the Green River, and on the Aquarius Plateau in Utah. Ten views show members of the expedition and/or their boats and gear, including No. 2 - Green River, Ready to Start; No. 70 - Kanab Creek, The Abandoned Boats (two copies); No. 197 - Grand Canyon, A Fall; and Nos. 227 - Grand Canyon, The Chasm of the Colorado, and 228 - Grand Canyon, Midgets Tower, both showing an expedition member posed on a precipice overlooking the canyon. Also included is a view in Oraibi Pueblo, Arizona, and four views on Powell Survey mounts but showing scenes along the Potomac River in Washington, DC.
Most with light soiling and worn corners.