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Rio las Animas Canyon.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Rio las Animas Canyon., 1905
  • Where object was made: Colorado, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 11.47 x 16.4 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 6 7/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0185
Description

Black and white. View, looking up, of a mountain face with a train crossing the upper middle of the picture. There is a considerable amount of erosion, with large rocks littering the foreground; larger boulders and rock formations in shadow frame the left side, the bottom center, and the lower right corner of the picture. The train moves from left to right, led by two steam engines (each with a coal car or tender); several passenger cars are visible. A distant snow covered mountain is barely seen, right-center.