37¢ Cape Horn, Columbia River
by Carleton E. Watkins
Masters of American Photography
Issue Date: June 13, 2002
City: San Diego, CA
Printed By: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10.5 x 10.75
The Masters of American Photography pane marks the end of the Classic Collection Series that began in 1994 with the Legends of the West. Works by twenty renowned American photographers are displayed on this pane in chronological order. The selvage shows a photo taken by William Henry Jackson or by one of his assistants. These artists combined daring, craftsmanship, and creativity to enlarge our view of America and the American people.
Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) was famous for panoramic Western landscapes of superb quality. His mammoth camera made 18- by 22-inch negatives. His photographs helped persuade Abraham Lincoln to declare Yosemite a national preserve in 1864.