About this artwork
Text printed on reverse of stereocard:
WAR DEPARTMENT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U. S. A.
Geographical EXPLORATIONS and SURVEYS WEST of the 100th MERIDIAN. No. 4.
Grotto Spring, Grand Cañon, Colorado River. The water flows from the rocks above, and the umbrella-shaped rock about it is tufa, that has been formed by deposition from the mineral constituents of the water. The light spot seen through and beyond is the sand-beach of the river. Looking through this Grotta is seen in the distance the walls of the Grand Cañon, 3.500 feet in height on either side.
- Currently Off View
- Photography and Media
- Timothy O'Sullivan
- Grotto Spring, Grand Cañon, Colorado River
- United States
- Made 1871
- Albumen print, stereo, No. 4 from the series "Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian"
- 9.3 × 7.5 cm (each image); 10 × 17.8 cm (card)
- Purchased with funds provided by Richard L. Menschel