Cooley’s Park, Arizona, 1873/1981
Gold-toned albumen print with slipcased book Timothy O’Sullivan: American Frontiers [Aperture, 1981]
10 x 12 inches
Edition of 100 with 20 artist proofs
Retail Framed: $1550
Courtesy Caryl Baron
Timothy O'Sullivan (1840-1882) crossed the frontier in the spring of 1867, as photographer for the first modern srvey of the American West. He left it for the last time in 1874. In those seven years he produced over one thousand photographs of an immense, unknown region of the American wilderness. He returned to Washington, D.C., in 1874 and made prints for the Army Corps of Engineers. Soon after being made chief photographer for the United States Treasury in 1880, O'Sullivan died of tuberculosis at age forty-one.