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    Charles Savage, Photographer: "Palisades. Humboldt River. Nevada.", Circa 1868. 10" x 9", mounted on captioned studio board which has been trimmed. Charles Roscoe Savage was one of the greatest pioneer western photographers of his time. Some of his best known work was associated with his following of the route of the Central Pacific Railroad as it was being built. His views of Nevada are amongst his most scarce and this image is one such example taken of the Humboldt River in Nevada. This expansive view clearly shows the railroad tracks, the river, and the steep walls of the Palisades Canyon. Particularly interesting is the seated individual in the foreground who is likely Savage himself. The photograph is in Savage's trademark large format and the scene arranged in the artistic fashion that set him apart from his contemporaries. This is an important Nevada railroad image by an important Western photographer that depicts a small scene from the grander picture of the building of the Transcontinental railroad. The photograph remains sharp and bright; the captioned studio backing displays some modest foxing, otherwise in excellent condition.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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