Americana-How the Wild West REALLY looked: Gorgeous sepia-tinted pictures show the landscape as it was charted for the very first timeJun 13
These remarkable 19th century sepia-tinted pictures show the American West as you have never seen it before – as it was charted for the first time.
The photos, by Timothy O’Sullivan, are the first ever taken of the rocky and barren landscape.
At the time federal government officials were travelling across Arizona, Nevada, Utah and the rest of the west as they sought to uncover the land’s untapped natural resources.
Rob Cooper has put over thirty of Timothy O’Sullivan’s photos here
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