Wild West 150 years ago
• Wild West 150 years ago
Thanks to westerns, wild west seems full of romance and is associated with cowboys, mustangs faithful and excellent Colts.
Wild West - is the name of the area in the years 1860-1890, is located on the territory of modern American states of Montana, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and others, which gradually expanded and moved to the west to the Pacific Ocean.
In the 1860-1870-ies photographer Timothy O'Sullivan created one of the most famous collections of images in American history.
The Wild West was inhabited by Indians, who were driven from their land, giving them instead barren territory. Utah, 1872
Two "hill" near the town of Green River, Wyoming, 1872
together with the white settlers came to the West and the new disease. Therefore, as the Indians could have resisted the resettlement of whites in the West and armed clashes between Indians and settlers continued throughout the XIX century. Nevada, 1867
The cliffs of tufa in the lake in Nevada, 1867
National Monument Canyon de Chelly in northeastern Arizona, 1873
The Old Church, New Mexico, 1873
During the expedition, the team photographer O'Sullivan (fourth from left) were the soldiers, scientists, artists. In the picture also depicted three local residents, and the Colorado River. 1871
The mountain valley in Colorado, 1872
Shoshone Falls, Idaho, 1874. This beautiful waterfall is called the "Niagara of the West". Shoshone height of about 65 meters - 11 meters higher than Niagara Falls. waterfall width - 274 meters:
The Colorado River in the canyon Iceberg, 1871
The carriage of the author of these photos by Timothy O'Sullivan, drawn by four mules in the desert of Nevada, 1867
Wooden road for trucks, leading to mine gold mining, Illinois, 1871
Canyon de Chelly, 1873
The Indians, New Mexico, 1873
The Canyons in Utah, 1872
Canyon in Colorado, 1872
Boat expedition photographer Timothy O'Sullivan in western Nevada in 1867
Wooden houses in a town in Utah, 1873
Rock formations, Wyoming, 1872
Oak Grove, White Mountains, Arizona, 1873
Another photo Shoshone Falls, Idaho, 1868
National Monument El Morro, New Mexico, 1873. Pay attention to the small figure of a man at the bottom. At that, the nature of the Wild West came to an end.