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Riverside, California.
  • 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
  • Riverside, California., 1900
  • Where object was made: Riverside, California, 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
  • 2012.0349
Description

One-third of the image is defined by a wide expanse of sky. The rest of the image is made up of land [identified as Riverside California]; it becomes more cultivated as one approaches the foreground. In the far distance are mountains that then give way to trees and settlements. The most conspicuous structure occupying the far middle ground is a large yellow multi-level structure that bears a green roof with multiple peaks and a tall tower. In the immediate foreground is a plot of land that bears, perhaps, plow markings, and then moving deeper into the image a road, and then individual farms denoted by homes and their respective grounds. Beyond these residences, to the right is what looks like a park, its green lawn crisscrossed by walkways.