Item #64332 Fantastic Rocks. Views on Vermillion Creek. John Wesley Powell, A. H. Thompson, John Karl Hillers, Jack.

Fantastic Rocks. Views on Vermillion Creek

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. 115). U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West. Small abraded area in right margin. As is. Very Good minus. Item #64332

This is a little stream in the southwestern part of Wyoming Territory which empties into Green River at the foot of Brown's Park. Its course is through an extensive district of bad lands.

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: $95.00