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Boggs Ranch on the Purgatory, Southern Colorado
  • Alexander Gardner
    1821–1882
    born: Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom ; died: Washington, DC, United States
  • Boggs Ranch on the Purgatory, Southern Colorado, 1867
  • Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad
  • Where object was made: United States
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15.1 x 20.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 15/16 x 7 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1978.0026.04
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white image of a large field of short, leafy plants. There are low farm buildings visible in the background and a line of tall, dark trees along the horizon, which cuts halfway through the image. There is a thick white border around the image and a thin gold line decoration around the border, and an inscription in the bottom of the border.