Lectures and Workshops

Book Talk: The Mojave Road in 1863: The Pioneering Photographs of Rudolph d’Heureuse

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Free for Autry Members / Included with Museum Admission
Reservations Recommended

About the Event

Join author and photographer Jeff Lapides for a presentation on the earliest photographs of the Desert West, taken by Rudolph D’Heureuse in 1863 on a grand journey from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the banks of the Colorado River and the mines of Eldorado Canyon. Featuring forts, mines, canyons, American Indians, and soldiers, the images capture the Mojave Desert as it was experienced by travelers more than 150 years ago.

A book signing will follow the presentation.