[Yosemite Valley] Untitled [View up the Valley with Royal Arches, Washington Column and Mount Watkins on the left]. Albumen print. GUSTAVUS FAGERSTEEN.

[Yosemite Valley] Untitled [View up the Valley with Royal Arches, Washington Column and Mount Watkins on the left]. Albumen print. Yosemite Valley, Cal. Gustav Fagersteen, n.d. Print measures 12.6 x 19.5 cm (5 x 7 3/4 inches). Not titled. Cream card mount; photographer's stamp on the verso of mount: "Gustav Fagersteen, / Yo Semite Valley / Photographer." Gustavus Fagersteen (c. 1831-c.1890) moved to California in 1871. He was active in the Yosemite region from 1876 through 1890 and, for a time, was associated, in some loose partnership, with S. C. Walker, a photographer based in Stockton, California. Both Fagersteen and Walker "had been assistant photographers for J. J. Reilly; many of their [stereo] cards are Hazeltine mounts and images overprinted 'Successors to M. M. Hazeltine, Photographed by Walker & Fagersteen.' [Hazeltine] operated out of Stockton, 1868-1878, issuing stereoviews alone and in association with J. J. Reilly" (Mautz). Fagersteen operated his own studio in Yosemite Valley from 1886 through 1889. He produced photographic views of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa big tree grove in 4x6 and 6x9 inch formats, as well as a very small quantity of stereoscopic cards. His main output appears to have consisted of posed photographs of early tourists visiting Yosemite. Very good. (#166641).

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