Item #57922 The Jungle: Views on Mamie's Creek. John Karl Hillers, Jack, John Wesley Powell.
The Jungle: Views on Mamie's Creek

The Jungle: Views on Mamie's Creek

Washington DC: U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, Second Division, J. W. Powell in charge, 1875. Photograph. Albumen stereoview [11 cm x 15.5 cm] on a yellow mount [11.5 cm x 17.5 cm] with a printed paper label on the reverse (No. 161). In excellent condition, with sharp contrast. Item #57922

Views on Mamie's Creek. This stream heads on the southern slope of the Aquarius Plateau, Utah Territory, flows southeast, and empties into the Escalante River.

Jack Hillers (1840-1882) was working as a teamster when he made the acquaintance of John Wesley Powell. The following year, 1871, Powell hired him as a boatman for 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 succeeding E. O. Beaman then James Fennemore). Hillers was a hard worker, highly regarded by his peers, and a fast learner when it came to the art of photography. After serving as the main photographer on Powell's trips, Hillers would go on to work for the Bureau of American Ethnology for many years.

Price: $125.00