No photos of the exhibit were allowed. The exhibit book is for sale in the museum shop: http://www.artinstituteshop.org
Clarence King's survey of the West (1867-1872) was the first to include a full-time photographer. Timothy O'Sullivan, who produced over 400 photographs, remains the most studied and admired photographer of the 19th century western surveys.
If you prefer oil on canvas paintings, here are a few from the museum's collection:
|Antwerp: Landscape with the Penitent Saint Jerome, 1530-40,|