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Bald Mtn. Yosemite
different perspective of overview of the forest from Bald Mtn.
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Yosemite, (LCSH)
Yosemite National Park, Code: YOSE
Bald Mtn.
Latitude: 37.854361, Longitude: -119.790583

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
01/01/1935 - 12/30/1935
panoramic photograph; tri-fold; right; no adhesive, separated from fold. 40.5 x 17.5 cm (third of ucm_ucce_yose6386_baldmtnyosemite_001_001 and ucm_ucce_yose6386_baldmtnyosemite_001_002)
Source Language: English
Moe, Lester M. YOSE
Organization: UC Merced
Address: Yosemite National Park Archives, 5083 Foresta Road, El Portal, CA 95318

Friday, January 19, 2018 3:27:06 PM
Friday, January 19, 2018 3:27:06 PM
Phase One Phase One, IQ150
1/45 sec
ISO 200
Friday, June 30, 2017 5:45:32 AM
141.2 MB
Source: Series Description
Content: SERIES X: Panoramic Fire Lookout Photographs, 1934-1935, 1937. This series consists of a set of forty panoramic photographs taken from fire lookouts and lookout points (proposed lookout sights) in Yosemite National Park. Most photographs were taken in 1934, though a few date to 1937. They appear to be part of a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) project conducted around this time, although scant documentation about the photographs and about the USFS project exists in the National Park Service (NPS) archives. Accompanying the images is a letter to Superintendent C.G. Thomson of Yosemite National Park, dated 1935 and signed by the project photographer, Lester M. Moe, USFS forester/photographer. The letter lists the panoramic photographs to be donated to a variety of Yosemite locations and is paired with a distribution list that outlines the specific photographs to be given to each ranger station, office, and lookout in Yosemite National Park and in Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests. The letter and envelope mention enclosed vertical angle scales (to assist with image viewing), but these are not present in the collection. Lookout points in Yosemite National Park contemporaneous with these photographs were the Merced Grove (Crane Flat) Lookout, Aspen Valley Lookout, Henness Ridge, Signal Peak, Pilot Peak, Smith Peak, Sentinel Dome, Bald Mountain, Wawona Point, and Wood’s Ridge.
Source: Physical Description
Content: The majority of the photographs are tri-fold, mounted on heavy cardboard, and marked with tabs identifying the vantage point. The prints often contain information such as date, photographer’s initials (L.M.), and location. The photographs were originally housed in a green wooden box specifically designed for these images, stenciled “Panoramic Photographs.”
Source: Extended Description
Content: These photographs provide excellent documentation of Yosemite’s topography in the 1930s. Covering 120 degrees of the horizon, they were utilized for many decades by Yosemite lookouts to accurately locate forest fires. Today, in addition to conveying information about historic road and trail locations, changes in vegetation and landscape, and geomorphology, they provide a visual juxtaposition to later photographs that is useful for a variety of scientific, management, and administrative purposes.
40.5 x 17.5 cm (third of ucm_ucce_yose6386_baldmtnyosemite_001_001 and ucm_ucce_yose6386_baldmtnyosemite_001_002)