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DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD on LA VETA PASS, COLORADO, 1882
LA VETA PASS
(SANGRE de CHRISTO RANGE)
THE DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILWAY
THE SCENIC LINE OF AMERICA
Original mammoth-sized albumen photograph
(20 inches by 17 inches)
WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON
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.