The business (and art) of seeing the American west

Business or pleasure? Carlton Watkins could photograph both beautifully.

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Cite this page as: Elizabeth Gerber, LACMA and Dr. Beth Harris, "The business (and art) of seeing the American west," in Smarthistory, September 8, 2019, accessed November 12, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/watkins-seeing-american-west/.

Explore the diverse history of the United States through its art. Seeing America is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.