Echo Cliffs, Grand River Canyon, Colorado
Detroit: Detroit Photographic Company, 1900. Large photochrom [43 cm x 52 cm] / [17" x 20"] nicely matted and in an attractive contemporary wooden frame [63 cm x 72 cm] / [25" x 28"] Image is bright and sharp. The frame and matte are in nice condition. This has not been examined out of the frame. Appears fine. Item #4190
Vibrant image of the Colorado [Grand] River through the Grand River Canyon, by the famed pioneer western photographer, William Henry Jackson. Image shows the Colorado [Grand] River flowing through the Echo Cliffs which are located in Glenwood Canyon. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company tracks above the south bank. Jackson was a partner in the Detroit Photographic Company, the publisher of this image.
William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was one of the most prolific (and maybe the most famous) of Western photographers. During his lengthy career, Jackson photographed numerous views of the West between Nebraska and California, from cliff dwellings to industrial urban centers.
Launched as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s, The Detroit Photographic Company, later the Detroit Publishing Company, obtained exclusive right for use of the Swiss “Photochrom” process. This process permitted the mass production of color postcards, prints, and albums for sale to the American market. In 1897, landscape photographer, William Henry Jackson, joined the firm, adding Jackson’s thousands of negatives to the photographic inventory.