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Darien expedition tropical scenery.

Darien expedition [graphic] : tropical scenery.

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Additional Authors
  • Moran, John, 1831-1903.
  • O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882.
  • Selfridge, T. O. (Thomas Oliver), 1836-1924.
  • United States. Navy Department.
  • Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
82 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, b&w; 100 x 177 mm.
  • Views from the Darien expedition led by T. O. Selfridge: portrait of a photographer, probably Timothy O'Sullivan, with camera in Pinogana, a village of thatched buildings, other street views, group of people in front of thatched house, from the Turya River, including view showing steam launch, plantation of trees near Pinogana, a mango tree, wash day on the Turya River; Cupica Bay, including a natural rock arch, islands, surf a cave, waterfall of Quebroda del Mar, a sailor carrying cask on beach, U.S.S. Resoca beyond; Limon Bay, including views of a cave, cliffs, the Limon river at the beach; Limon River, including views of waterfalls, the jungle, and Napipi trail at the river, and the headwaters of the river; Darien Harbor, including the harbor itself, the observatory, a small shack surrounded by barrels, with a tent and men beyond, man sitting at the base of a tree in the woods; Chipagana: boats and thatched buildings from the beach, man resting in a hammock, surveyors in the forest, all wearing broad brimmed hats, a ship on the Gulf of Darien, "group of natives," views in the forest near Chipagana; a forest trail; Santa Maria del Real: general view, ruins of Old Spanish fort; Turbo: "native hut," cocoa grove, dug-out canoe and thatched building, other larger houses; Napipi trail: Napipi River, men in a palm grove, and a palm leaf "surveyor's Hut".
  • Darien expedition: man looking out to sea "watching tidal station"; Catagena: La Eglissa de la Merci, "La Eglissa de Santa Juan," the gate, including view showing canoe outside the gate, street view, the Plaza de la Independenceia, Plaza de la Yerba, the courtyard of the U. S. Consul, and a group portrait of a family; "Indian rubber hunter" on river bank with machete and canoes in the river beyond; indian rubber tree, a sensitive plant, palms and coconut trees.
  • Group portraits.
  • Self-portraits.
  • Albumen photoprints.
  • Photoprints.
  • Stereographs.
  • Views made in either 1870 or 1871, on surveys to "ascertain the practicability of a ship-canal between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by the way of the isthmus of Darien" which were led by Thomas O. Selfridge, commander, U. S. Navy.
  • The photographer on the 1870 survey was Timothy O'Sullivan. The photographer on the 1871 survey was John Moran. Neither the dates nor the photographers are identified on the views.
  • Some views were published by E. & H. T. Anthony.
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  • Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F137
Darien expedition [graphic] : tropical scenery.
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Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
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Added Author
Moran, John, 1831-1903. Photographer
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882. Photographer
Selfridge, T. O. (Thomas Oliver), 1836-1924.
United States. Navy Department.
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Research Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 92-F137
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