Content/DescriptionA view of the hotel building exterior, with horses and several human figures assembled. Four of the seated figures have been identified (from left to right) as J.M. Hutchings, Rev. Ferdinand Ewer, Mrs. (Sophi) Ewer, and Miss Marianna Neil, members of the Hutchings party that photographer C.L. Weed accompanied.
[Beardsley and Hite Hotel (Cedar Cottage), Yosemite]
June 22, 1859
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Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
BANC PIC 1958.024:38--ffALB
The Bancroft Library
This image was loaned to Ansel Adams for exhibition at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition and was shown as the first photograph taken in Yosemite Valley. Later research suggests it was taken three days after a view of Yosemite Falls that is in the collections of Stanford University.
Also known as "Upper Hotel" and, after 1864 as Hutchings House.
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