19th Century Photographs of Yosemite Valley by Carleton Watkins

A video from Smithsonian Magazine traces Carleton E. Watkins’ work as an early pioneer of landscape photography whose nearly 2,000 photographs of Yosemite helped establish Yosemite National Park, as well as the National Park Services.

Read Bruce Hathaway’s full Smithsonian Magazine article on Watkins here.