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Cameron House

Accession Number

Cameron House

George A. Tice

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1965; printed 1971

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

14 1/8 in x 11 in (35.88 cm x 27.94 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);4 3/4 in x 4 7/16 in (12.07 cm x 11.27 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
Cameron House is the second print in a portfolio of twelve photographs that depict the former gold town Bodie, California. This view comprises the side of a house, named for its early residents, as well as the front porch of an adjacent building. The A-frame of the Cameron House arcs upward into the sky, dramatizing the appearance of what is otherwise a modest structure. Tice photographed it from behind and below a bank of bushes and other wild plants, emphasizing that the town and its structures are now beholden to and a part of the natural landscape. 

Physical Description
A photograph of the side of one wooden house and the front porch of another, with bushes in the foreground.

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ghost towns
gold towns
modern and contemporary art
vernacular architecture

3 Related Resources

Architecture in photography 1949-1989
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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