Tones are strong, as are the contrasts, resulting in exceptional definition and drama. Overall image is a shade light.
There is some roughness present on the margins of the image where the original outer mat was removed. Some damage to the upper left-hand side of the margin is evident, upon study, also a result of upper mat removal.
Otherwise, this is an exceptional photograph of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway’s Kokomo engine in the early 1880s by one of the superb photographers of the American West, William Henry Jackson.