Looking down Echo Canyon from Death's Rock
10 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.4 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"No 110 Looking down Echo Cannon from Deaths Rock" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: No 110 Looking down Echo Cannon from Death's Rock (Scratched on negative) Image Description: See title. Physical Description: "Imperial Plate" collodion glass negative, 10"X13". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads

"Note wagon train that has moved along graded road bed during exposure, leaving a ghost image in its wake. The title, Death Rock, seems to come from a story that a man stood on the top of the rock and dared a friend of his, standing far below, to try to shoot him. According to legend, the rifle's aim was true and the man fell off the rock, dead. Story related by Andrew Russell in the annotated captions in the front of the Great West Illustrated." Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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