Cinnabar Mountain, Devil's Slide

Cinnabar Mountain, Devil's Slide

1885
Artist
Frank Jay Haynes, American, 1853-1921
Born: Saline, MI
Work Locations: St. Paul, MN, Yellowstone National Park
Locale
Montana
Country
United States
photograph
Albumen silver print
The Daniel Wolf Landscape Photography Collection: Funds from Mr. and Mrs. George G. Anderman, Nancy L. Benson, Florence R. and Ralph L. Burgess Trust, 1990 Collectors' Choice, J. Rathbone Falck, General Service Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hewit, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Leede, Pauline A. and George R. Morrison Trust, Frederick and Jan Mayer, Newmont Mining Corporation, O'Shaughnessy Fund, Volunteer Endowment Fund, Ginny Williams, Estelle Wolf, anonymous donors, and the generosity of our visitors, with additional support from the voters who created the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
1991.108

Frank Jay Haynes, Cinnabar Mountain, Devil's Slide, 1885. Albumen silver print; 17 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. The Daniel Wolf Landscape Photography Collection at the Denver Art Museum: Funds from Mr. and Mrs. George G. Anderman, Nancy L. Benson, Florence R. and Ralph L. Burgess Trust, 1990 Collectors' Choice, J. Rathbone Falck, General Service Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hewit, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Leede, Pauline A. and George R. Morrison Trust, Frederick and Jan Mayer, Newmont Mining Corporation, O'Shaughnessy Fund, Volunteer Endowment Fund, Ginny Williams, Estelle Wolf, anonymous donors, and the generosity of our visitors, with additional support from the voters who created the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District; 1991.108

Dimensions
image height: 17 1/4 in, 43.8150 cm; image width: 21 1/2 in, 54.6100 cm; height: 17.25 in, 43.8150 cm; width: 21.875 in, 55.5625 cm; mat height: 25 in, 63.5000 cm; mat width: 30 in, 76.2000 cm
Department
Photography
Collection
Photography

The nominal subject of this photograph is the steep, slide-swept track on the mountain in the distance. Yet Haynes chose to include the empty land in front of it and the railroad tracks that cut across the ground and connect near with far. Haynes belonged to an early generation of photographers who sought to understand and describe the West both for themselves and for far-flung audiences who would never see it.

Exhibition History
  • "Exposure: Photos from the Vault"—Denver Art Museum, 4/30/2010 - 10/31/2010