Auction 109, Lot 716

"The City of Leadville, Colorado, and its Surroundings - From a photograph by W.H. Jackson & Co. Denver", Harper's Weekly

Subject: Colorado

Period: 1889 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 13.2 inches
50.8 x 33.5 cm

A fine wood engraving from a photo by the great William Henry Jackson. It was done as part of a series illustrating the towns of the West. The engraving is photo-realistic in its detail of the buildings and homes, with mountains in the background and dozens of miners in the foreground. A stunning and accurate image that shows the town to be large and booming, with the smelters smoking away. During this period William Henry Jackson was working in Colorado. He produced a large body of work around the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.

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Condition: A

Fine, crisp impression on full sheet with original margins. Very good later color.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/1/2004

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