"A monumental achievement in the pictorial historiography of 19th-century America, loaded with new images and data, this will be an indispensable resource for students of photography and U.S. history."—Library Journal
"Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs is among the most important books ever devoted to the history of photography."—Jed Perl, The New Republic
“An invaluable resource for anyone interested in U.S. photographic or landscape history.”—Monteral Gazette
“A staunchly great book.”—The Stranger
Winner of the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book Award
About the Author
Weston Naef is curator emeritus in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Christine Hult-Lewis is an independent scholar, based in San Francisco.