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For the Record

For the Record
Photograph by Ira Block

Clark’s map of the Great Falls of the Missouri in Montana—shown in one of the duplicate journals created during their winter camps—was drawn with an eye to future trade, noting obstructions to river navigation and the easiest portage routes. It took the explorers a month to get around the falls, which contributed to their harsh journey through the Bitterroot Range, described in Clark’s hand-bound elkskin notebook lying atop the red leather journals.




Camera: Canon EOSIN
Film Type: Fujichrome 64
Lens: 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/22
Weather Conditions: Not recorded
Time of Day: Not recorded
Lighting Techniques: Multiple tungsten lights
Special Equipment or Comments: Tilt and shift lens


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