Bacon Chamber

Description (Brief):

Stereo view of a man with one foot up on a rock, holding a lantern up in a cave. From a Charles Waldack negative. Printed on recto: "Magnesium Light Views in Mammoth Cave." and "Entered according to and Act of Congress in the year 1866, by Proctor & O'Shaughnessy in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the So. Dist. of Ohio." Printed on verso: "Mammoth Cave Views. / No. 29. / "Bacon Chamber," / Is situated to the right of "River Hall" which is entered from "Great Relief." The curious projec- / tions from the roof resembling flitches of bacon, are caused by the action of water at a period when the / chamber was completely filled with water. It is one of the best views taken in the cave. / Published by E. &H. T. Anthony & Co., / American and Foreign Stereoscopic Emproium, 501 Broadway, New-York. / Negative by Chas. Waldack, Cincinnati, O."

Date Made: 1866

Maker: E. & H. T. AnthonyWaldack, Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Kentucky, Mammoth Cave

Subject: National Parks


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.3033.0012Nonaccession Number: 2012.3033Catalog Number: 2012.3033.0012

Object Name: stereograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/4 in x 7 in; 8.255 cm x 17.78 cm


Record Id: nmah_1446380

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