Series of titled views from T.O. Selfridge's Darien Expedition include, "Sea, curving Cupica Bay," "U.S.S. Nipsic, Columbia Bay," "Limon River, at the falls," "Santa Maria del Real," "Cliffs, Limon Bay," "Natural Arch, Cupica Bay," "Islands, Cupica Bay," "Family scene, Cartagena," "Mango tree, near Pinogana," "A group of natives, Chipigana," "Scene Chipigana, Gulf of Darien," and "Cocoa Grove, near Turbo." Images depict rock formations, small islands, and waterfalls in various bodies of water, including Cupica Bay, Limon River and Limon Bay; a mango tree near Pinogana and a cocoa grove near Turbo; the steam gunboat U.S.S. Nipsic in the Colombia Bay; the village of Santa Maria del Real from the water; and two group portraits of locals, including a group standing outside of two huts in Chipigana, and a view of a family in their home in Cartagena. Views from T.O. Selfridge's 1870-1871 naval expedition of the Isthmus of Darien. Authorized by the U.S. Government, Selfridge explored and surveyed the area as a possible route for a ship canal in Panama. He was accompanied by photographer T.H. O'Sullivan in 1870 and Philadelphia photographer John Moran in 1871., Titles on mounts., Publication information supplied by William C. Darrah., Contains seven stereographs mounted on yellow stereograph mounts and five on buff stereograph mounts, all curved with rounded corners. All contain manuscript notes on versos: Bessie E. Smith., J.F. Jarvis was the largest manufacturer of stereoviews in Washington D.C. during the late 19th century. He published his own trade list and numerous views of government surveys., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Part of digital collections catalog through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014.
[1870 or 1871]
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department stereo - Darien Expedition [66653.D.1-12]