#149. Eocene Bluffs - Green River - Wyoming. 6 x 8.5, chromolithograph. Title on plate. This chromolithograph is Plate XIV in Clarence King's Systematic Geology, published in 1878 as part of the record of the US Government's Geological Survey of the 40th Parallel, 1867-1872. The plate is one of ten based on a Munger sketches by Gilbert Munger, who was a guest artist of the survey. Go to this site page for more complete information.
The rock tower resembles that in the background of painting #123. The location is near Green River City WY where the railroad crosses the Green River. The San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin describes a Munger painting of the same scene (see the Document Archive entry for 1872 Aug 10).
Image is a direct scan of the Systematic Geology plate.
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