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        by Harold A. Taylor

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Sequoias 1          Sequoias 2          Sequoias 3

Page last updated: October 21, 2022

All glass plate photographs by Harold A. Taylor. Digital images copyright © 2022 by Pinyon Publishing. No reproduction without permission.

Vintage Yosemite

Vintage Yosemite (2022): Glass Plate Photographs of Early 20th-Century Yosemite. (6"x9" paperback, 162 pages, ISBN: 978-1-936671-89-2, $35.00).

“I have a very warm spot in my heart for the Valley

and who knows but you might see me in the valley one of these days.”

—Harold A. Taylor (1878-1960)

Valley Views

Classic “first views” of Yosemite Valley: vicinity of Tunnel View and Gates of the Valley.

Historical images: Haymaking & Indian acorn caches




Upper and Lower Yosemite, Vernal, Nevada, Bridalveil, and Cascade Falls




Rocks    PART 1    PART 2

El Capitan, Three Brothers, Washington Column, North Dome, Cathedral Spires, Taft Pt, Sentinel Rock, Sentinel Dome, Overhanging Rock, Glacier Pt, Half Dome, Mt. Conness, Cathedral Pk




Lakes, Rivers, & Streams  

Intricate compositions, from the Merced River to Tenaya Lake.




Sequoias    PART 1    PART 2    PART 3

Grizzly Giant (photographed with Roosevelt and Muir), the Fallen Monarch, the Bachelor & Three Graces, and many others, along with historic cabin and road studies.



[History of Harold Taylor in Yosemite]