Carleton Watkins

Photographer, Visual Artist

1829 – 1916

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Who was Carleton Watkins?

Carleton E. Watkins was a photographer in 19th-century California. He captured a series of conservation photographs of the Yosemite Valley in the 1860s that significantly influenced the United States Congress' decision to establish the valley as a National Park in 1864. He also photographed scenes of Oregon.

Most of his photographs feature landscapes or architectural features, but Watkins also photographed John Muir, Eadweard Muybridge and Central Pacific Railroad Chief Engineer Theodore D. Judah.

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Born
Nov 11, 1829
Oneonta
Also known as
  • Carleton E. Watkins
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jun 23, 1916

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on July 23, 2013

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