Carleton Watkins: Late Georgia Cling Peaches Perhaps the first modern photo from California's first great artist. In Kern County, California, he photographed peaches and other crops grown with the aid of new irrigation systems that made the desert bloom.
'Carleton Watkins: Yosemite' at the Met :: URHere Travel by ConciergeQ photo: Carleton E. Watkins (American, Upper Yosemite Fall, Yosemite Albumen silver print Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries
Carleton E Watkins: A horse-drawn cart passing through a section cut out of the base of a giant sequoia tree in the Mariposa groves of Yosemite Park, California. (Photo by Carleton E Watkins/Getty Images).