Photograph. 10 1/2 inches x 13 3/4 inches. There is a discreet 5" closed tear to the surface which has been backed with tape (tear barely visible on the recto). Item #57415
A sharp landscape view of Yosemite with Half Dome at distant right.
A nice Hillers image.
John Hillers (1840-1882) was working as a teamster in Salt Lake City, where he met John Wesley Powell. The following year, in 1871, he was hired by Powell to be a boatman on his second expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Over time, he replaced Clements Powell (John's cousin) as the assistant to the photographer (first E. O. Beaman then James Fennemore). Hillers was likable, worked hard, and picked up the art of photography quickly. Soon, he was the main photographer on Powell's trips and would go on to work for B.A.E. for years.