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Title
Inner crater of El Misti, Arequipa, Peru [panoramic cyanotype photograph, ca. 1890]
Name/Creator
Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, 
Harvard University, 1780-, 
VIA ID
Digital Object
Inner crater of El Misti, Arequipa, Peru [panoramic cyanotype photograph, ca. 1890]
Location
Harvard University Archives; HUG 1191 (1)
Creation Date
1890
Form/Genre
still image

photographs

panoramas

landscapes (representations)

cyanotypes
Culture
Peruvian
Materials Type
photography
Materials Type
photomontage
Subject
Misti Volcano, Peru ;  Arequipa, Peru ;  mountains ;  crater ;  volcanoes ;  people ;  Peruvians ;  Weather Stations ;  science ;  observatories

Category
Palmer, Edward, 1831-1911

Photographic images

Edward Palmer Collecting Trips to Mexico and the Southern United States, 1853-1910

Note
This panorama of the Peruvian mountains including El Misti is composed of nine cyanotype photograph prints glued together. The depicted area shows the mountains of bare rock with parts covered in snow. In the center of the image are three seated persons wearing traditional Peruvian capes and hats. In the left of the image, an inscription reads "Weather station, 19,000 [feet]" with an arrow pointing to the left-most summit.