Albumen print from wet collodion negative
Image: 18.8 x 23.7 cm (7 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1996.238
Like other prominent photographers of the 1800s, Ryder, a Clevelander, undertook commissioned works from the expanding railroad industry to document the safety and convenience of railway travel, as well as to endorse resettlement on company-owned land and reassure investors. The serpentine track in this charming image winds its way through a dense forest, leading the viewer’s imagination to unexpected adventures.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.