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CARSON AND TAHOE LUMBER AND FLUMING COMPANY

Rare mammoth sized photograph by Carleton Watkins.

This is a rare view. Although undoubtedly in an institutional collection somewhere, we haven’t been able to locate it. We found the following online, in regards to this particular photograph: "Close-up View of the Off-Loading of the Wood from the Train to the Flume at the Summit. Striking photograph with excellent detail showing the transfer of wood at the summit camp of the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company from the narrow-gauge railroad that brought it up from the lakeside mills at Glenbrook to the flume that would float it down the eastern slope of the mountains to Carson City. The rich print shows the train engine with the name 'Tahoe' clearly visible on the side, the engineer leaning out. The train was used to take sightseers in the summers - even though it had no passenger cars, they would just hop on the wood and ride up; a few brave ones even rode the flume down into Carson City." (source: PBA Galleries website)

Photo is affixed to it's original mount. We have added a modern mount, for protection.

MAMMOTH PLATE PHOTOGRAPH BY CARLETON WATKINS
$30000. USD

CARSON AND TAHOE LUMBER AND FLUMING COMPANY
SIZE
Photo: Approximately 15 1/4 x 21 1/8 inches. Original mount: Approximately 19 x 24 inches.
CONDITION
Photo: Some soiling and discoloration in sky. Original mount: Soiling and discoloration.
APPEARANCE
Very good and rich tones. Sharp details. Great composition. Fantastic size and presentation.

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