Albuquerque, NM: Published for the Amon Carter Museum by the University of New Mexico Press, 1983. Hardcover. 234pp. Oblong quarto [24 cm x 31 cm] Rust colored cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good condition. Lightly rubbed at the spine ends and corners of the covers. In a very good dust jacket, with mild edge wear. Item #40552
Carleton E. Watkins documented the American west between 1854 and 1891, and his 1861 photographs of Yosemite made such an impact on legislators, that Congress moved to preserve the area as wilderness in 1864.