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    George Fiske, Photographer: Yosemite Stage & Transportation Company Coach Going Down the Grade into the Yosemite Valley, Circa 1885. Image 7.5" x 4.25", overall 7" x 10". A rare action photograph of a Y. S. & T coach kicking up a cloud of dust as it travels down Wawona Road into the Yosemite valley. Through the dust you can clearly see the driver's leg against the brake slowing the wagon as it makes its way down the grade. Also clearly seen are several passengers including a woman wearing a hat bravely enduring the dust. The photograph has been caption in ink on the lower border. The photographer, George Fiske, worked for many of the West's best known photography studios before becoming Yosemite's first year-round photographer, with a studio opposite the church in Yosemite Valley. This photo, which was at one time mounted in an album via the left edge, has exceptional warm sepia tones and is in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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