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Half Dome from Below Glacier Point

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Title

Half Dome from Below Glacier Point

Subject

Description

This stereo card shows Yosemite Valley in California, featuring the Half Dome. A man with a rifle sits on a rock formation in the foreground.

Creator

Date

1898

Rights

Public Domain

Language

English

Type

Stereocard

Identifier

SC-TM 4

Stereocard Item Type Metadata

Card Title

Half Dome from Below Glacier Point

Printed Text (Front)

1207. Half Dome from Below Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, Cal. Copyrighted, 1898, by T. W. Intersell.

Printed Text (Back)

No. 1207 Half Dome From Below Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

As one stands in Yosemite Valley at the base of Glacier Point, the view is one of the most stupendous and remarkable. At the left hand stretches the valley as far as the Yosemite Falls, where the valley makes a bend, thus limiting the scene; in front rises the great North Dome to a height of 7,525 feet, running outward toward the spectator in the curious Royal Arches and Washington Tower, steep buttresses of the dome. To the right of Washington Tower, Tenaya Creek enters the valley, separating from the mountains named that ridge which ends abruptly in Half or South Dome, forming a barrier across the valley and terminating it. Turning farther to the right the visitor looks into Illilonette Canon and across its beginning at Grizzly Peak which hides the valley that leads to the Little Yosemite Valley, passing between the Cap of Liberty and Nevada Falls. Half or South Dome strikes even the most casual observer as a most unique formation. It looks, indeed, as if one-half of the dome has been split off by a gigantic explosion of dynamite, leaving a ragged edge.

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Archivist's Comment

JG 4/1/2016

Collection

Citation

T. W. Ingersell, “Half Dome from Below Glacier Point ,” FSU Card Archive, accessed December 10, 2018, http://fsucardarchive.org/items/show/4721.

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