Marshall Pass, Colorado

Object Details

Title:

Marshall Pass, Colorado

Artist/Maker(s):

William Henry Jackson (American, 1843 - 1942)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Colorado, United States (Place created)

Date:

1899

Medium:

Photochrom print

Dimensions:

20.3 x 53.7 cm (8 x 21 1/8 in.)

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Atop Mount Ouray in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, William Henry Jackson made this panoramic photograph of a train traversing Marshall Pass. The billowing steam engine is barely visible in the center foreground, about to pass a group of sheds that line the track. Jackson made this photograph in the 1880s, when settlers were moving farther and farther westward. At the time, he was working for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, which would have used the photograph to advertise the handsome scenery surrounding the route.

Exhibitions
Railroad Vision (March 3 to June 23, 2002)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 5 to June 23, 2002