Printed on sheet above image: "War Department, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army/ geographic exporations and surveys West of the 100th Meridian/Espeditiin of 1872./ Under command of Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engrs." Below image: "T. H. O'Sullivan, Phot/ No. 5/ Grand Canyon/ Colorado RIver./ Near Paria Creek, looking West."
The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased February 1974.
Gift of David Bakalar