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How can I find USGS historical photographs?

The Photographic Library, located in Denver, Colorado, is an archive of still photographs dating from the 1870’s and taken by USGS scientists as part of their field studies. The works of pioneer photographers W.H. Jackson, T.H. O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins, J.K. Hillers, Thomas Moran, A.J. Russell, E.O. Beaman, and William Bell are represented in the collection. Topics include USGS personnel, earthquakes, volcanoes, geologic hazards and other phenomena, historical mining operations, and earth science photographs.

Digital copies of photographs selected from the collection can be accessed online from the USGS Photographic Library.

Because only a portion of the collection’s 400,000 images are online, researchers are welcome to visit in person to view the collection. For more information, call 303-236-1010.

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