Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) The Way West

Alexander Gardner: The Last of the West Once it was customary, in less sensitive times, to refer proudly to “winning the West,” a triumphalist trumpeting of conquest and colonialism in which “we,” the authors of history, white people, pushed...

Carleton Watkins (1829-1916)

PHOTOGRAPHING THE AMERICAN WEST PART ONE Carleton Watkins in Yosemite  In a virtually unreadable book on the discovery of the California territory called “Yosemite,” the first owner of a tourist establishment in what became a national park, James M....

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