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Hotel Metropole, Santa Catalina Island.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Hotel Metropole, Santa Catalina Island., 1901
  • Where object was made: Santa Catalina Island, 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
  • 2012.0350

The middle ground is dominated by a large wooden building with numerous windows [identified as Hotel Metropole Santa Catalina Island]. The building’s façade is defined by a two-tiered covered porch with railings. Rocking chairs dot the bottom porch. The hotel features five visible red chimneys and a peaked turret. A flag streams from its pole on a tower located immediately behind the central roof peak. In front of the buildings, are two roofed wagons-one is pulled by a team of six brown horses the other by four white.