Apr 15, 2022
Apr 15, 2022

Canon of Kanab Wash, Looking South, Colorado River

Canon of Kanab Wash, Looking South, Colorado River


William H. Bell

(American, 1830–1910)

Albumen print from glass plate negative

Image: 35.5 x 27.8 cm (14 x 10 15/16 in.); Paper: 50.5 x 40.6 cm (19 7/8 x 16 in.)

Gift of William and Margaret Lipscomb 2021.204


Did you know?

Kanab is an anglicization of the Southern Paiute word for “willow.”


William H. Bell was the staff photographer for the government-sponsored Wheeler expedition of 1871–73, whose mission was to survey and produce topographic maps of the Southwestern United States. In 1872, he recorded rivers, canyons, and landscapes in Arizona and Utah including Kanab Creek canyon in the Grand Canyon. For a westward view of the same location, see Bell’s Grand Cañon, Colorado River, Mouth of Kanab Wash, Looking West (1997.130).

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