On back of original mount: “From Beaumont Curio Store, Ouray, Colo., Master Lin Meeker, Prop.” July 3, 1898.
Very good details, resulting from near strong contrasts and tones.
Condition of photograph and mount: very good plus to near fine.
Bear Creek Falls and Toll Gate, along the Otto Mears toll road between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado.
Original photograph taken by William Henry Jackson. This appears to be a “pirated” albumen image by Tracht & Glew, Scenic Photographers, Outside Groups and Burro Parties A Specialty. Ruxton Avenue, Manitou, Colo.
Deep tones and contrasts and vibrant detail.
Both photograph and mount in fine condition.
Deep tones and contrasts on this original G. W. Moore photograph, resulting in excellent detail.
Tunnel through snow slide — covering toll road — was 400 feet in length and 40 feet high. Circa 1888.
On back of original mount: “G. W. Stong & Co., Jewelers, Ouray, Colo. Rocky Mountain Views. Souvenir Spoons and Mineral Specimens.” Mount condition: near fine.
Photograph in near fine condition.