John K. Hillers stereograph
John K. Hillers stereograph
Dates: circa 1874
Albumen print stereograph by Hillers of John Wesley Powell with the Ute woman Tau-ruv, taken in the Uinta Valley, Utah around 1874. It is from the "Indians of the Colorado Valley" series entitled "The Mirror Case." It was printed for the U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West by J.W. Powell and A.H. Thompson.
- Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
- Creator: Hillers, John K., 1843-1925
- Call Number: MSS 7721
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research. Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
- Languages and Scripts
- Materials in English.
- Maintained in original order.
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John K. Hillers stereograph must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: MSS 7721; John K. Hillers stereograph; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7721, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- This collection was purchased from Charles Schwartz in 2010.
- Acquisition Information
- Purchased; Charles Schwartz; 2010.
- Subject Terms
- Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902; Images; Indian women--Utah--Photographs; Material Types; Ute Indians--Utah--Photographs
- Genre / Form
- Photographs; Stereographs
- Processing Information
- Processed; Lionel Thomas, student processor; 2011.
- Appraisal Information
- Photographs (Photograph Archives).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Hillers (John K.) stereograph
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Lionel Thomas
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-09-07T16:19-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
John K. Hillers (1843-1925) was a German American photographer in the West.
John Karl Hillers was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1843. He came to the United States in 1852. He worked as a teamster in Salt Lake City where he met John Wesley Powell. Originally hired as a boatman for the second Powell expedition down the Colorado River in 1871, he started to assist the expedition's photographers (E.O. Beamanand then James Fennemore) after a while. Hillers was Powell's chief expedition photographer on the trip down the Grand Canyon the next year. He officially retired in 1900, but continued to take photographs for the United States Geological Survey until 1919. He died in 1925.
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