Boston Public Library

Photographs of the American West
Collections of the Print Department

3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library

Available on Flickr

A major collection of 19th century landscape and survey photographs by Carleton Watkins, Timothy O'Sullivan, Alexander Gardner, J.K. Hillers, W.H. Jackson, A.J. Russell and others.

The collection includes albums, mammoth plate photographs and stereographs and a large series of photographs of Native Americans by F.A. Rinehart.

Fort Mojave 1867

At Fort Mojave on the Colorado River.  Albumen Print Photograph by Alexander Gardner - 1867 Plate No. 99 in Gardner's Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Rail Road

Tasayac ca. 1860

Tasayac, or the Half Dome from Glacier Point, Yosemite.  Albumen Print from a Mammoth-Plate Negative by Carleton Watkins - ca. 1860.