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Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 14, 2010 - 07:32am PT
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I love these old photos!

Anyone got more?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Nope.

This thread's gotten noplace, bro. You need some good advertising.

Credit: mouse from merced

From a National Geopornographic Magazine, 1928.

El Caputo!

Whore!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
hey there say, ... wow norton!

i had never seen these before, or the thread...


thanks for the bump here, mouse...
ooops not sure what the picture is that you shared,
as have dial up and can't see it..


but i sure like those old ones from norton, they sure
almost immediatly...

hope some folks step in now, with this bump, :)
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
^^^^^^^^

Rad ! There used to be like a town on top of el cap! Or is that the column?
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:47pm PT

Credit: nita
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
circa 1865
circa 1865
Credit: Mr. Not Mine
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Credit: Mr. Not Mine
Tioga Lake 1926
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Mother Curry.
Mother Curry.
Credit: NPS
Credit: NPS
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Credit: Ms. Mine Neither
Winter Moonlight 1928
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
And the thread lives!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 17, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Credit: Mr. Not Mine
Yosemite Falls 1950
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Oct 17, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
Hand painted from a photo circa 1896
Hand painted from a photo circa 1896
Credit: Largo
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Oct 17, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
As Henry Fonda would say,

"GAF Viewmaster . . . . . "
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 17, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
From Carleton Watkins Gallery:

The first Tourists who made the ascension of the Half Dome 1875
Credit: Carleton Watkins

On October 12, 1875, George Anderson, a blacksmith from Yosemite Valley, did what was believed impossible: he scaled the summit of Half Dome!

Four days later, he led the first tourist ascent of Half Dome. There were six in his party of English and Americans. Two of the tourists made it only half-way, but the other four successfully reached the top.

Watkins photographed these six climbers, with George Anderson seen on the left in this view. It was remarkable and fortuitous that Watkins was there to document such an historic moment

Carleton Watkins Gallery
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 18, 2012 - 07:37am PT
Credit: Tobia
Bridal Veil Falls 1947

Credit: Tobia
Glacier Point 1947
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 18, 2012 - 08:58am PT
This is all good stuff. Thanks!

Eric
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 18, 2012 - 10:45am PT
hey there say, norton, mouse, and all...


very fast, not sure who all added stuff, think tobia did...

but wow... i love this!!!!!

so glad the thread/posts is/are ALIVE again, :) since
its tiny birth,..... :)


again, sure hope to see more...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 18, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Reilly, thanks for the Watkins Tour! Man-o-man!

He certainly earned his place in the Yosemite nomenclature.

Tobia, things don't seem to have changed much since the time those two shots were taken and today. They have, but cameras lie. Is that the same railing on Glacier as is there today?
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 18, 2012 - 11:58am PT
So that's the Watkins of Mt. Watkins. Was wondering about that.

Eric
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 18, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
And don't forget the Watkins Pinnacles, which is by far the best rock in The Pinnacles! :D

Gotta get you over to da Pinns, Fletcher. heh heh.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
My pleasure Mouseman! Carleton was Da Man! The Getty had a fabulous exhibit
of his work a few years ago. It was so awesome. Most awesome was one of
his cameras - I think it weighed about 150 pounds! The negs were about
12" x 18" if memory serves. It took 4 people and 4 horses to pack everything
to a shoot. He had to set up a big-azzed tent to develop the negs as they
had to be done immediately.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 18, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Mouse, I don't know about the railing. I haven't been to Glacier Point in 30 years. I used these photos when teaching social studies.

The apparel, tent and autos might authenticate the dates below.


Credit: Mr. Not Mine

Yosemite Falls from Glacier Point 1947
Credit: Ms. Mine Neither
Tioga Pass 1926
Credit: Mr. Not Mine
Saddle Bag Lakes 1929 (nice string of fish)
Credit: Mr. Not Mine
Portal View 1949
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 18, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
GOOD ONE, nita!

HA!

I remember when CozMeek did that!

:-)
QITNL

climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Here's a good collection of Carleton E. Watkins

http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?who=Carleton+E.+Watkins&ft=*&rpp=60&pg=1
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
Credit: not mine
Dig the cool graphics.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 11, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Wow mouse, you're not such a bad guy after all. I apologize for telling you to STFU, it was both insensitive and stupid of me.

You and your amigos, amigas, La Migra, and the amigra-ettes have single (or multiply) handedly saved this thread.

Could you please clarify when the Yosemite NP switched from Vintage Yosemite to New Yosemite? Was Juan Murrieta involved.

Do you remember back when they used to pour tons of Ivory soap down from Glacier Point? Well, I had to clean all that stuff up and it nearly depleted my supply of acetone.


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