DescriptionMammoth Plate Photograph by W. H. Jackson of Manitou, Colorado ca 1880s. William Henry Jackson went on to become one of America's forerunners in this art of photography. Jackson was born in Keeseville, New York in 1843. In 1867 he opened a photography studio in Omaha, Nebraska, and roughly 10 years later, moved to Colorado. He then began photographing the Colorado Rockies, for which he is most famous. Jackson swore by his 20" x 24" mammoth plate negative, which he would trek throughout the mountains. In the late 1890s, Jackson brought his over 40,000 glass plate negatives, and joined the Detroit Photographic Company. Late in life, he moved back to New York, where he died, at age 99.
Very scarce mammoth plate albumen photograph of Manitou (springs) Colorado by William Henry Jackson. This Birdseye view of the town depicts many buildings and also railroad depot bottom left. This was the stop off on the way to the Silver mines of Leadville. Measures approximately 20.50" x 13".
Condition: Good, has cracks in image, mount has been broken, framed to hide flaws
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