Oswego Iron Works, Willamette River

Carleton Watkins1867

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The tree stumps and lumber strewn throughout the foreground imply that this facility is still under construction. A group of businessmen stands among the various buildings of their enterprise, at the end of a newly created road. This commanding view overlooking an industrial plant on Oregon's Willamette River belies the fact that it is actually the right half of a two-part panorama. Carleton Watkins's panoramas, which he began making in 1858, included pure landscapes as well as areas of industrial development.

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  • Title: Oswego Iron Works, Willamette River
  • Creator: Carleton Watkins
  • Date: 1867
  • Location Created: Oregon, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 40.2 x 52.7 cm (15 13/16 x 20 3/4 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 87.XM.72.2
  • Inscription: (Recto, mount) inscribed in ink, in the style of Fulgenzio Seregni, at center below image: "Oswego Iron Works / Willamette River".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: American
  • Classification: Photographs


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