Feb 25, 2020 - Sale 2531

Sale 2531 - Lot 8

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
The Dalles, Oregon, from Rockland, Washington Territory. Mammoth-plate albumen print, the image measuring 15 3/4x20 5/8 inches (40x52.4 cm.), the mount 20 7/8x26 3/8 inches (53x67 cm.), with a variant calligraphic title and the number 448, in ink, on mount recto. 1867

Additional Details

Naef and Hult-Lewis, Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (The J. Paul Getty Museum), cat. no. 490, p. 210.

Naef and Hult-Lewis included a brief account about Watkins' visit to The Dalles, which appeared in the local newspaper The Weekly Mountaineer. The journalist reported, ". . . Mr. Watkins thinks [this] will make one of the finest pictures of any he has taken. The printing will not be done until he returns to San Francisco."