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Mission San Miguel.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Mission San Miguel., 1898
  • Where object was made: Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0335

Occupying the middle ground and receding at a diagonal from the viewer, a one-story arcade topped by a red Spanish-style clay tile roof connects to a larger two story structure, in front of which is a large bell. [Building complex identified as Mission San Miguel]. Beyond the complex stretches a range of outlying mountains or hills. The top half of the composition is defined by sky, the lower half by wild grasses.