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LOGGING OPERATIONS NEAR LAKE TAHOE

Rare mammoth sized photograph by Carleton Watkins. Caption at bottom of mount: "View of Junction of Lake Tahoe N.P.R.R. with flume of Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Flume Co. at Summit 'Wood Branch.' Snow View." At lower right of mount: "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: "Rare mammoth plate photograph of logging operations near Lake Tahoe by Carleton Watkins. Looking toward the southeast, the view depicts the summit camp of the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company. At this point wood was transferred 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. Flumes are clearly visible in the left foreground. Loaded cars of cordwood and engines are on the sidings in front of the summit camp buildings. All of the surrounding land has been clear cut." (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
$43000. USD
LOGGING OPERATIONS NEAR LAKE TAHOE
SIZE
Photo: Approximately 16 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Original mount: Approximately 19 x 24 inches.
CONDITION
Photo: Soiling and discoloration in sky. Small stain on mountains, at left edge, just above center. Original mount: Soiling and discoloration. A small area of wear and tear at left edge.
APPEARANCE
Very good tones. The foreground is especially rich and has sharp details. Great depth of field. Fantastic size!

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