[Yosemite Valley] Album with fifteen gelatin silver prints of Yosemite Valley, circa 1903. Fifteen gelatin silver prints, 18.4x23.5 cm (7 1/4x9 1/4 inches), on stiff cardboard mounts. Album, 27.5x38.5 cm (10 3/4x15 1/2 inches), boards with untrimmed suede wraparound cover tied with two suede strips at the spine, "Yosemite" printed on the front cover. Two of the photographs have J. T. Boysen's imprint and are copyright 1903. The photographs are captioned in black ink beneath the images. Julius Theodore Boysen (1868-1939), briefly Arthur Pillsbury's business partner, opened his own studio, in a tent, in Yosemite Valley in 1898. The tent was later replaced with a wooden building. In 1925 he moved to a new shop, Pohono Studio, in the New Village. Boysen's property, including his inventory and negatives was sold to the Yosemite Park and Curry Company on 23 August 1943. Some tarnishing and mild fading to several images; most have rich tones and high contrast. (#165084).