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Photographs, Curtis, Gilpin, Muybridge, and Willard

Identifier: HP.1998.32-MNM.1998.396.04

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4 photographs by Edward S. Curtis, Laura Gilpin, Eadweard Muybridge, and Stephen H. Willard; Eadweard Muybridge's "Valley of the Yosemite. From Sandy Run. No. 18," 1872. 21 1/4 x 16 3/8 albumen print mounted on tan board 29 3/8 x 24 1/2 and imprinted in red with title and "Bradley & Rulofson, 429 Montgomery St., S.F. Publishers" and "Muybridge, Photo."; Edward S. Curtis' "A Snake Priest," 1900. 14 x 17 unmounted gelatin silver print. Inscribed on back in upper left area, "A Snake Priest (227)" in brown ink and "(X-1569) 1900" in purple ink and "A Snake G___ " (illegible word) in pencil.; Stephen H. Willard's View of a lake in mountains, probably Mammoth Lake, California. 10 5/16 x 8 1/8 unmounted matte gelatin silver print marked in negative, "Willard © No 875" in lower right corner of image. Willard rubber stamp denying reproduction and giving location of studio at Mammoth California on back.; Laura Gilpin's Ghost Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, 1919." 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 platinum print window-matted to 14 x 18, with overmat inscribed in pencil, "For Dick Rudisill with the best of wishes" below lower left corner of picture and signed "Laura Gilpin, 1919" below lower right. Donor Rudisill notes that "Miss Gilpin told me this had been her "most honored picture," and it has been widely published, notably in An Enduring Grace by Martha A. Sandweiss, the collections catalogue of the Princeton University Art Museum, and Pinhole Journal for April 1986."

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Richard Rudisill

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  • 1872
  • 1900
  • 1901



4 Photographic Prints


173450 to 173453; Itemized list in accession file.; "Valley of the Yosemite. From Sandy Run. No. 18." (173450); "A Snake Priest" (173451); View of a lake in mountains, probably Mammoth Lake, California. (173452); Ghost Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado. (173453)