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The Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection documents the park from 1936-1949. It is comprised of 61 photographs that depict the geology, wildlife, and human culture of the park in that era. Many of the photographs are geological points of interest such as Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Cathedral Spires, Glacier Point, Badger Pass, Mirror Lake, El Capitan and the Merced River. Most of the photographs have captions and brief identifying hand written descriptions. The creator is unknown but was likely a visitor to the park and took the photographs as a hobby, not as a professional photographer. This collection of photographs demonstrates the increasing interest in maintaining the integrity of the natural beauty of the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. The collection is arranged into a single series; Series I: Photographic Scrapbook Collection, 1936-1949.

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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

National Parks and Reserves
Natural Landmarks--History
Photograph albums.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)

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