Panoramic photo series of Death Valley, possibly taken by A. Y. Pearl around 1905. (set 1)

Funeral Range, Rainbow Maze, looking into Death Valley, Panamint Range with Telescope Peak in background

While researching the photo archives I found this very nice set of panoramic images that are believed to have been produced by A.Y. Pearl around 1905.  I present the collection with the original captions.

 

Death Valley Sump showing fields of crystals, old funicles in background

Death Valley Sump showing fields of crystals, old funicles in background

 

Ghost Hills of Death Valley at east end of Funeral Range

Ghost Hills of Death Valley at east end of Funeral Range

 

Death Valley where they harvested "cotton ball" borax.

Death Valley where they harvested “cotton ball” borax.

 

Greenland Ranch of "Borax Smith" on the floor of Death Valley at the edge of the sump

Greenland Ranch of “Borax Smith” on the floor of Death Valley at the edge of the sump

 

Mesa in Furnace Creek Canyon leading to Death Valley, Gateway of the Gods in the background

Mesa in Furnace Creek Canyon leading to Death Valley, Gateway of the Gods in the background

 

Mt. Blaco, Funeral Range, a mountain of colemanite (borax quartz).

Mt. Blaco, Funeral Range, a mountain of colemanite (borax quartz).

 

Funeral Range, Rainbow Maze, looking into Death Valley, Panamint Range with Telescope Peak in background

Funeral Range, Rainbow Maze, looking into Death Valley, Panamint Range with Telescope Peak in background

 

Mesa in Furnace Creek canyon, photographer's fingers in lower edge of photo

Mesa in Furnace Creek canyon, photographer’s fingers in lower edge of photo

 

Death Valley sump showing "The Pinnacles", white line is formation of salt, soda and borax crystals, Panamint Range in background

Death Valley sump showing “The Pinnacles”, white line is formation of salt, soda and borax crystals, Panamint Range in background

 

On the way to Death Valley shows desert floor with hills in distance.

On the way to Death Valley shows desert floor with hills in distance.

About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.

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