Current Location:
Shelf D8 (CS1) -> Box 302
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section D; Shelf D8; Box 302

Michigan, The Lighthouse, Palmer Park, Detroit

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.65.32
Artist:
William Henry Jackson
Credit:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Medium:
Photochrom
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 3.5 in Width: 7 in
Description:
Lighthouse covered in trees resides on a small island in the center of a lake. The photo is framed by leafy trees on both sides.
Historical Context:
William Henry Jackson was an American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. One accomplishment of his was being first to photograph the prehistoric Native American dwellings in Mesa Verde, Colorado. "Portrait photography never had any charms for me, so I sought my subjects from the house-tops, and finally from the hill-tops and about the surrounding country; the taste strengthening as my successes became greater in proportion to the failures." -William Henry Jackson