Item #64292 Pa-Vai-O-Wits (Lower lake in Lake Cañon). Views on Kanab Creek. Lake Cañon Series. John Wesley Powell, A. H. Thompson, John Karl Hillers, Jack.

Pa-Vai-O-Wits (Lower lake in Lake Cañon). Views on Kanab Creek. Lake Cañon Series

Washington DC: J. F. Jarvis. 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. 4). U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West. Light edge wear. Very Good +. Item #64292

This stream heads in Southern Utah, and runs south until it empties into the Colorado River, about midway in the course of the Grand Cañon. Middle Cañon of the Kanab is a gorge cut by the stream through the Vermillion Cliffs.

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: $150.00