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Historic images of Yosemite and the Mono Basin

September 28th, 2018 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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The Yosemite Museum has published online over 6,500 images of Yosemite and surrounding areas in its Yosemite Historic Photo Collection. There are also photos of people, cultural artifacts, maps, and documents related to Yosemite.

Mono Lake from Bloody Canyon, August 1931

Mono Lake from Bloody Canyon, August 1931

A large portion of the collection consists of beautiful Paiute and Miwok baskets. The Mono Basin—portions of it were once a part of the original National Park—is featured in many of the photos. Here is a sampling of Mono Basin shots that can be found in this amazing resource:

Virginia Best on Mt. Dana

Virginia Best on Mt. Dana

Mt. Dana view of Mono Craters

Mt. Dana view of Mono Craters

Hiking group climbing Mt. Conness, 1932

Hiking group climbing Mt. Conness, 1932

First car over Tioga Pass, June 1919

First car over Tioga Pass, June 1919

Vehicle navigating the dirt road up Lee Vining Canyon, 1929

Vehicle navigating the dirt road up Lee Vining Canyon, 1929