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Visualizing westward expansion

Landscape painting with white mountain peak in center background, body of water in foreground, and a Native American encampment to left.
John Stanley
Mount Hood from The Dalles
oil on canvas
62 in x 96 ½ in (157.48 cm x 245.11 cm);62 in x 96 ½ in (157.48 cm x 245.11 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Edith Stanley Bayles and the late Mrs. Jane C. Stanley
This painting shows a train wagon filled with people in the foreground, and many train wagons following in the background. The train wagon and the people in it are being attacked by people on horses with tribal headwears and using weapons such as bows and arrows and axes. People in the train wagon are of Caucasion decent and have rifles pointed at those who seem to be Native Americans.
Charles Ferdinand Wimar
The Attack on an Emigrant Train
oil on canvas
55 1/16 in x 79 1/16 in (139.86 cm x 200.82 cm);64 ¼ in x 88 in x 3 ½ in (163.19 cm x 223.52 cm x 8.89 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
A team of seven people on horses and a dog cross the desert. They appear small compared to the vast rocky landforms behind them.
Edward S. Curtis
Canyon de Chelly
orotone on glass
10 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in (26.7 cm x 34.3 cm);15 3/4 in x 18 7/8 in (40.01 cm x 47.94 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Photographed from atop a high ridge, this photograph depicts a view looking down into a winding desert canyon.
Ansel Adams
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
gelatin silver print on paper
15 9/16 in x 19 1/2 in (39.53 cm x 49.53 cm);26 1/4 in x 32 1/4 in (66.68 cm x 81.92 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
This photograph depicts railroad tracks cutting through a man-made passage.  To the right of the tracks stands a lone man looking into the distance.
Andrew Russell
Malloy's Cut, Sherman Station, Laramie Range
albumen print on paper
8 in x 9 13/16 in (20.32 cm x 24.92 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm);8 in x 9 13/16 in (20.32 cm x 24.92 cm);5 15/16 in x 8 in (15.08 cm x 20.32 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond

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