Old Elk and his Squaw; Stansbury Report


“Old Elk and His Squaw–Utah Indians.” From Captain Howard Stansbury’s An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. Ca 4 1/2 x 7 1/2. Lithograph by Ackerman, New York. A few prints with light spotting and a few with narrow margins. Overall, very good condition and appearance.


Views by F.C. Grist, John Hudson and others. Howard Stansbury, a Captain in the U.S. Topographical Engineers, was assigned in 1849 to survey the region of the Great Salt Lake, looking for a possible route for a transcontinental railway and for a better route from Fort Bridger, in Wyoming, to Salt Lake City. The report included scientific appendixes with illustrations and a group of excellent tinted lithographs showing scenes around the Great Salt Lake.