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Kern, Richard H., 1821-1853 : The Far West : Explorations of the Country from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean by Gunnison, Fremont, and Beckwith (1853-1854), 1853-1856

Album of mounted and unsigned manuscript sketches, views and panoramas of the American West. They are mostly attributed to Richard H. Kern but also to F. W. Egloffstein and possibly to S.N. Carvalho. These artists were members of expeditions of 1853 and 1854 which were assembled to explore, survey and map the 38th and 39th parallels in order to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Arts, Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3261
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The Far West are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).