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Castle Gate, Price Cañon, Utah.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Castle Gate, Price Cañon, Utah., 1898
  • Where object was made: Utah, 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
  • 2012.0196

Black and White. Scene of a railroad running through a canyon. The jagged canyon walls jut out from the left and right sides of the frame with dry dessert shrubbery in the bottom left corner. The railroad extends from the bottom right corner of the frame, goes over a small bridge and runs along the bottom of the canyon floor winding its way to the center of the frame where the canyon opens up and the horizon can be seen. Erosion can be seen on the canyon wall on the right with pine trees scattered throughout. This is a winter scene as indicated by the light covering of snow.