Frances Metcalfe Wolcott collection of photographs of the American West and Mexico, 1879.

Wolcott, Frances M. (Frances Metcalfe), 1851-1933 [Browse]
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1 v. ; 38 x 30 cm.


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Getty AAT genre
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Contains 176 albumen print photographs of landscapes and cityscapes in Colorado, as well as Indian portraits, pueblos in the Southwest, and buildings in Canada, Mexico, and Havana, Cuba. Includes at least 36 prints by B.H. Gurnsey, 3 Indian portraits by William S. Soule, and 1 print by Charles Weitfle. 121 of the prints feature Colorado scenery (including The Garden of the Gods and other natural monuments and attractions plus popular tourist attractions such as Manitou Springs), cityscapes in and around Colorado Springs, and local miners and ranchers; 17 images are of interiors and exteriors of local residences, possibly including the home of Frances Metcalfe Wolcott; 16 images are of Native Americans, mostly from New Mexico; 14 images were taken abroad in Canada, Mexico, and Havana, Cuba; 5 images were taken in and around the Arizona desert around the Grand Canyon; and 3 images are of unidentifiable locations or people.
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