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Tucson in 1880 - Carleton E. Watkins

Tucson in 1880 - Carleton E. Watkins American History Geography Social Studies Nineteenth Century Life Visual Arts

In 1880, Tucson offered wide-open spaces and dry weather.  The famous photographer, Carleton Watkins, took a picture of Tucson - as it then appeared - from Sentinel Peak (also known as "A" Mountain).  This is an image of that photograph (which is now owned, and featured, by the Arizona Historical Society's Downtown Museum).

The detailed work, which Watkins was able to create, stemmed - in part - from his use of wet-glass plates. 

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Cropped image of photograph by Carleton W. Watkins, online courtesy Arizona Historical Society - AHS Photo Number 18233.

 

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