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Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The creator of this image, photographer Carol M. Highsmith, enjoys a moment on stage at a remarkable theater in what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The creator of this image, photographer Carol M. Highsmith, enjoys a m...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Ho...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Ho...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Death Valley, Cal. / T. H. O'Sullivan, phot.

Death Valley, Cal. / T. H. O'Sullivan, phot.

Title from item. War Department emblem printed on border. Caption above image: Explorations west of the 100th meridian. Expedition of 1871. Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Com'd'g. Caption below image: California series. No. 63.

Dining room at Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley, California
Death Valley, California from Dante's View

Death Valley, California from Dante's View

No. UP 32657. Title from item.

Furnace Creek Inn, on the floor of Death Valley, California
Union Pacific motor-bus in Twenty Mule Canyon, Death Valley, California
A bedroom at Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley, California
Death Valley, California, looking West of North from Dante's View
Rail entrance to Death Valley, Ryan, California
Sand dunes, Death Valley, California, California, 19th century sterescope card.
Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California

Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California

No. UP 32663. Title from item.

Dining room at Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley, California
Dining room at Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley, California
Salina pool, in the lowest part of Death Valley, California
Death Valley Lower Grapevine Ranch, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County, CA

Death Valley Lower Grapevine Ranch, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County...

Significance: The site, the Ranch House and the outbuildings all serve to illustrate the life of Death Valley Scotty, a romantic figure of the Wild West. Although publicly a man of great wealth and publicity, ... More

Death Valley Lower Grapevine Ranch, Corral, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County, CA
Death Valley Lower Grapevine Ranch, Blacksmith's Forge, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County, CA
Wagon used in hauling borax [i.e., lumber]. Death Valley, California
Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California
Wagon used in hauling borax i.e., lumber. Death Valley, California

Wagon used in hauling borax i.e., lumber. Death Valley, California

Additional number written on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Corrected information provided by J. McCulloch, 2004. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Ov... More

Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California

Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Flowers in desert. Death Valley, California

Flowers in desert. Death Valley, California

Additional number written on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. Mo... More

Part of lumber wagon. Death Valley, California
Flowers in desert. Death Valley, California
Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California
Dantes View. Death Valley, California
Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California

Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Dantes View. Death Valley, California
Tourists taking pictures. Death Valley, California
Lumber wagon. Death Valley, California
Dantes View. Death Valley, California

Dantes View. Death Valley, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California
Lumber wagon. Death Valley, California

Lumber wagon. Death Valley, California

Additional number written on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. More information about the FS... More

Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California

Badlands in the Panamint Range. Death Valley, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Wheel of borax i.e., lumber wagon made from cross section of redwood tree. Death Valley, California

Wheel of borax i.e., lumber wagon made from cross section of redwood t...

Additional number written on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Corrected information provided by J. McCulloch, 2004. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Ov... More

Tourists taking pictures. Death Valley, California

Tourists taking pictures. Death Valley, California

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Wheel of borax [i.e., lumber] wagon made from cross section of redwood tree. Death Valley, California
Part of lumber wagon. Death Valley, California

Part of lumber wagon. Death Valley, California

Additional number written on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. More information about the FS... More

Kilns, Death Valley, California

Kilns, Death Valley, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Death Valley oasis at Furnace Creek Hotel, California

Death Valley oasis at Furnace Creek Hotel, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Borax wagons, Death Valley, California

Borax wagons, Death Valley, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Mural: Themes of the National Parks (Olympic, Bryce Canyon National Park, Sequoia, Mesa Verde, Death Valley, and Rainbow Bridge), by David McCosh at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
The Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. Credit line: The Jon B. Lov... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

Scraggly tree in the sand at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes of Death Valley National Park in California
A palm tree amid a field of like trees in Death Valley National Park

A palm tree amid a field of like trees in Death Valley National Park

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Distant view of the Furnace Creek Resort, which effectively forms a lush oasis in the middle of the otherwise arid and forbidding Death Valley National Park in California

Distant view of the Furnace Creek Resort, which effectively forms a lu...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

"The Racetrack," a playa with large volcanic outcroppings, in Death Valley National Park, California

"The Racetrack," a playa with large volcanic outcroppings, in Death Va...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The site gets its name from what appear to "moving rocks" that leave short, mysterious trails on the crust of the playa. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace ... More

View from Badwaer Road in Death Valley National Park in California

View from Badwaer Road in Death Valley National Park in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

"Twenty mule team" borax wagons at the Harmony Borax Works in California's Death Valley

"Twenty mule team" borax wagons at the Harmony Borax Works in Californ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. According to the National Park Service, the Harmony Works was the central feature in the opening of Death Valley and the subsequent popularity of the Furn... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California
Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California
"Twenty mule team" borax wagons at the Harmony Borax Works in California's Death Valley

"Twenty mule team" borax wagons at the Harmony Borax Works in Californ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. According to the National Park Service, the Harmony Works was the central feature in the opening of Death Valley and the subsequent popularity of the Furn... More

Lava rock formation with mountains in distance along U.S. Highway 395, north of Independence, California, in the broad Owens Valley west of Death Valley

Lava rock formation with mountains in distance along U.S. Highway 395,...

Owens is a classic "rift valley," formed by faulting and volcanic action. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M... More

This is obviously not the stereotypical sun-parched summer day in Death Valley. Snow dots the ground amid a field of cacti along the dead-end road to a playa known as the "Racetrack," a dry lakebed known for its rocks that mysteriously move, from time to time, along the surface

This is obviously not the stereotypical sun-parched summer day in Deat...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

"Artist's Palette," a formation featuring multi-colored layers of rock within Death Valley National Park in California

"Artist's Palette," a formation featuring multi-colored layers of rock...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park in California

The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park in Californ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. According to the National Park Service, many first time visitors to Death Valley are surprised it is not covered with a sea of sand. Less than one percent... More

Scraggly tree in the sand at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes of Death Valley National Park in California

Scraggly tree in the sand at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes of Death Val...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

A few scrubby shrubs survive on this playa in Death Valley National Park
"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California
Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park in California

Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

"Twenty mule team" borax wagons and the Harmony Borax Works in California's Death Valley

"Twenty mule team" borax wagons and the Harmony Borax Works in Califor...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. According to the National Park Service, the Harmony Works was the central feature in the opening of Death Valley and the subsequent popularity of the Furn... More

Sunset over the desert and Funeral Mountains just outside Death Valley National Park in California

Sunset over the desert and Funeral Mountains just outside Death Valley...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Oasis-like palm trees in the otherwise barren Death Valley National Park, on the grounds of the famous "Scotty's Castle" prohibition-era winter home in the Grapevine Mountains in the far-northern reaches of the park

Oasis-like palm trees in the otherwise barren Death Valley National Pa...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as t... More

Amargos Opera House just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Amargos Opera House just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo Co...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. At the time of this photograph in late 2012, the theater was an "art house," used to screen independent films and community plays and concerts. Credit lin... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

View along the Golden Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park in California
The road to Natural Bridge in Death Valley National Park in California

The road to Natural Bridge in Death Valley National Park in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley National Park is a volcanic canyon 600 feet deep and a half-mile across

Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley National Park is a volcanic canyon 600 ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. It is often said, mistakenly, that "Ubehebe" means "big basket", but the Paiute name was first applied to the 5,678-ft. Ubehebe Peak, 24 miles southwest o... More

One of many long, straight, black roads in California's Death Valley

One of many long, straight, black roads in California's Death Valley

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park in California

Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park in California

Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Scraggly tree in the sand at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes of Death Valley National Park in California

Scraggly tree in the sand at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes of Death Val...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

This is obviously not the stereotypical sun-parched summer day in Death Valley

This is obviously not the stereotypical sun-parched summer day in Deat...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Traces of snow appear on the mountainside above a field of cacti along the dead-end road to a playa known as the "Racetrack," a dry lakebed known for its ... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

View along Artists' Drive in Death Valley National Park in California

View along Artists' Drive in Death Valley National Park in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Two National Park Service employees, Alexandra Rothermel and Eric Knackmus, change out of their familiar ranger outfits to don period costumes as they tell visitors the story of "Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Two National Park Service employees, Alexandra Rothermel and Eric Knac...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as t... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California
Two National Park Service employees, Alexandra Rothermel and Eric Knackmus, change out of their familiar ranger outfits to don period costumes as they tell visitors the story of "Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Two National Park Service employees, Alexandra Rothermel and Eric Knac...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

One of many long, straight, black roads in California's Death Valley

One of many long, straight, black roads in California's Death Valley

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

"Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. An anomalous attraction in Death Valley, it is removed from most of the park in its far-northern reaches near the Nevada border. Death Valley Ranch, as th... More

Lava rock formation with mountains in distance along U.S. Highway 395, north of Independence, California, in the broad Owens Valley west of Death Valley

Lava rock formation with mountains in distance along U.S. Highway 395,...

Owens is a classic "rift valley," formed by faulting and volcanic action. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M... More

One of many long, straight, black roads in California's Death Valley

One of many long, straight, black roads in California's Death Valley

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

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