Wild Beauty, Plate 49


Wild Beauty, Plate 49

from 100.00

Cold and Calm
Fred Kiser and Oscar Kiser, 1903

Archival prints from $100.00
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The Kiser brothers grew up in the Gorge, becoming keen observers of the landscape year-round. They were among the first photographers to produce hand-colored images of Gorge scenery, of which this is an early example. The caption they wrote for Cold and Calm in their 1905 volume, Pacific Coast Pictures, begins this way: “Sometimes in extreme weather in midwinter the moisture-laden winds from the sea carry the vapor inland to the middle and upper Columbia, where the cold congeals the vapor in tiny icicles and spiracles upon the trees of the river margin, where the air is heaviest. Then every twig is clothed in armor and fancy cannot picture a more wonderful sight than the tall cottonwoods, which seem transformed to aerial corals.”

The photographs in Wild Beauty were meticulously restored and carefully prepared for print reproduction in order to capture the detail and tonal range of the original images. These beautiful archival inkjet prints are made to order from the restored digital files. Our standard sizes denote the paper size; a small border is left around the image to make framing easier. Custom sizes are easily produced, though, and priced by the square inch; if you would like to inquire about a custom size, please contact us.

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