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W H JACKSON Castle Gate Utah Mammoth Albumen 1882

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W H JACKSON Castle Gate Utah Mammoth Albumen 1882

Lot 4146 Details

Description
1. WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON. 1060. Castle Gate D.&R.G.W. RY. Utah, c. 1882. 17x21" albumen print mounted on 19.5x23" board with second print mounted on verso. Printed c. 1871. Signature engraved on print negative.

2. UNIDENTIFIED. Niagara Falls, c. 1880. 16.5x19.5" albumen print mounted on 19.5x23" board with additional print mounted on verso. Printed c. 1880s. Possibly by George Barker. This was made from two negatives, one for the main composition of the Falls and one for the clouds in the sky.

Castle Gate is a classic William Henry Jackson mammoth plate view. Made after the Hayden Survey, by the early 1880s Jackson had a train car set up for photography and darkroom work as he made scenic photographs along the lines of the various Colorado and Utah Railroad companies.

William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) trained as an illustrator and painter before picking up the camera shortly after the Civil War. He worked as a bullwhacker before setting up his first photography studio in Omaha. By 1867 he was taking pictures of the local Pawnee Indians. In 1869 he was taking landscape views along the route of the Union Pacific Railroad. The scientist and Geologic Survey leader, F.V. Hayden, met Jackson at this time and hired him to be the official photographer of the Hayden survey. Jackson's photographs of Yellowstone from the early 1870s helped it to become the nation's first National Park. In 1879, his work for the Hayden survey ended and he opened a studio in Denver. Jackson's landscape/railroad work made in Colorado for the railroad companies was the primary source of the views he distributed from his Denver studio in the 1880s. By then Jackson had become the most famous photographer in America and, like Carleton Watkins and Eadward Muybridge, one of a handful of artists who used mammoth plate negatives.

Though his original aim was to be a landscape painter, George Barker worked his entire career as a photographer. Settling in Niagara, New York, in 1862, he opened Barker's Stereoscopic View Manufactory and Photograph Rooms, marketing views as well as curios and souvenirs, of a natural wonder that embodied the power and optimism associated with America.

By the mid-1880s, spectacular images of the Falls were his trademark. They were composed for dramatic effect: a darkened sky, the contrast of churning white water with dark rocks, and an emphasis on tremendous scale. When appropriate, he retouched or added details with pen or pencil, such as the rock in the foreground of Niagara in Summer, from Below. Displayed in his variety store gallery and purchased as art or memento, the photographs were shipped to all parts of the world.
Condition
1. Very good. Rich tones with edge yellowing. Minor scratches in upper left corner of print. Minor silver mirroring in shadows on right edge of print.

2. Good. Minor creases and scratches around print edges. Silver mirroring in shadows throughout.
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W H JACKSON Castle Gate Utah Mammoth Albumen 1882

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Sep 21
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4146: W H JACKSON Castle Gate Utah Mammoth Albumen 1882

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Lot 4146 Details

Description
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1. WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON. 1060. Castle Gate D.&R.G.W. RY. Utah, c. 1882. 17x21" albumen print mounted on 19.5x23" board with second print mounted on verso. Printed c. 1871. Signature engraved on print negative.

2. UNIDENTIFIED. Niagara Falls, c. 1880. 16.5x19.5" albumen print mounted on 19.5x23" board with additional print mounted on verso. Printed c. 1880s. Possibly by George Barker. This was made from two negatives, one for the main composition of the Falls and one for the clouds in the sky.

Castle Gate is a classic William Henry Jackson mammoth plate view. Made after the Hayden Survey, by the early 1880s Jackson had a train car set up for photography and darkroom work as he made scenic photographs along the lines of the various Colorado and Utah Railroad companies.

William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) trained as an illustrator and painter before picking up the camera shortly after the Civil War. He worked as a bullwhacker before setting up his first photography studio in Omaha. By 1867 he was taking pictures of the local Pawnee Indians. In 1869 he was taking landscape views along the route of the Union Pacific Railroad. The scientist and Geologic Survey leader, F.V. Hayden, met Jackson at this time and hired him to be the official photographer of the Hayden survey. Jackson's photographs of Yellowstone from the early 1870s helped it to become the nation's first National Park. In 1879, his work for the Hayden survey ended and he opened a studio in Denver. Jackson's landscape/railroad work made in Colorado for the railroad companies was the primary source of the views he distributed from his Denver studio in the 1880s. By then Jackson had become the most famous photographer in America and, like Carleton Watkins and Eadward Muybridge, one of a handful of artists who used mammoth plate negatives.

Though his original aim was to be a landscape painter, George Barker worked his entire career as a photographer. Settling in Niagara, New York, in 1862, he opened Barker's Stereoscopic View Manufactory and Photograph Rooms, marketing views as well as curios and souvenirs, of a natural wonder that embodied the power and optimism associated with America.

By the mid-1880s, spectacular images of the Falls were his trademark. They were composed for dramatic effect: a darkened sky, the contrast of churning white water with dark rocks, and an emphasis on tremendous scale. When appropriate, he retouched or added details with pen or pencil, such as the rock in the foreground of Niagara in Summer, from Below. Displayed in his variety store gallery and purchased as art or memento, the photographs were shipped to all parts of the world.
Condition
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1. Very good. Rich tones with edge yellowing. Minor scratches in upper left corner of print. Minor silver mirroring in shadows on right edge of print. <br/><br>2. Good. Minor creases and scratches around print edges. Silver mirroring in shadows throughout.

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