Title
Part of the Trunk of the Grizzly Giant
Subject
Part of the Trunk of the Grizzly Giant
Description
Part of The J. Paul Getty museum permanent collection, located in Los Angeles, California. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program. Carleton E. Watkins American, Mariposa, California, negative 1861; print about 1866 Albumen print 15 7/8 x 20 13/16 in. 85.XM.11.6 Carleton Watkins's guide into Yosemite Valley, Galen Clark, stands at the thirty-three foot wide base of a sequoia tree known as "the grizzly giant," legitimizing the larger-than-life tales of the western wilderness. The sequoia's fallen branches at Clark's feet are so large they are the size of ordinary trees. After Abraham Lincoln ceded the area to California in 1864, Clark was officially appointed the Guardian of Yosemite. As its caretaker, he received an annual salary of five hundred dollars. Text from http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=62096
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Creator
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