Item #64302 Low Water. Views on the Green River. Red Cañon Series. John Karl Hillers, Jack, John Wesley Powell.

Low Water. Views on the Green River. Red Cañon Series

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. 240). Department of the Interior U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. Minor wear to top right corner. Very Good +. Item #64302

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: $200.00

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