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Photograph, Three Brothers, Yosemite

This is a Photograph. It was photographed by Carleton E. Watkins. It is dated 1861–66 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is albumen silver print on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was transferred from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: Picture Library. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

Frame: 60 x 75.6 cm (23 5/8 x 29 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Lower right corner below image on mount in ink: C. E. Watkins

Cite this object as

Photograph, Three Brothers, Yosemite; Photographed by Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829 – 1916); USA; albumen silver print on white wove paper; Frame: 60 x 75.6 cm (23 5/8 x 29 3/4 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1976-23-13

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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