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Stanton Repeat Photography

Mile 0.0, Lee's Ferry, Downstream View from River Right (Stake 1399)

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Stake 1399, 25 December 1889 View Larger Image
25 December 1889
The members of the Brown-Stanton Expedition celebrated Christmas at Lee’s Ferry next to one of the stone fort buildings that is known as the Lee’s Ferry Fort. Stanton is seated at the head of the table at the left. The river is visible behind the crew in the distance.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-268, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1399, 17 January 1990 View Larger Image
17 January 1990
Prior to launching on a trip to replicate views taken by Nims and Stanton, Bob Webb’s crew posed for a match of the Nims Christmas dinner image. From left to right: Bob Webb, Jack Schmidt, Ted Melis, Drifter Smith, Mimi Murov, Rosalee Winn, Tom Brownold, Ralph Hopkins, Tom Wise, and Glenn Rink. The shrubs in the midground are four-wing saltbush, and tamarisk lines the banks of the river. The match is slightly off owing to changes in the camera station.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 1399, 15 September 2010 View Larger Image
15 September 2010
Twenty years later, Webb once again posed his repeat photography crew next to the Lee’s Ferry Fort. From left to right: Bob Webb, Erica Unhold, John Mortimer, Steve Tharnstrom, Lindsay Smythe, Clavey Wendt, Jayne Belnap, Mike Scott, Steve Kinney, and Todd Esque. Most of the four-wing saltbush have increased in size, there are some new four-wing saltbush in the midground, and trees – mostly tamarisk – block the view of the river.
Photo credit: Bill Lemke

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