Tombstone, Catherine HollandArtist(s)George A. TiceArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1965; printed 1971Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
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 1/2 in x 4 7/16 in (11.43 cm x 11.27 cm)Credit LineGift of the Marvin Felheim CollectionSubject matter
One of twelve photographs that comprise George Tice's "Bodie" portfolio, which documents the abandoned gold town of Bodie, California, this print features the gravestone of a woman named Catherine Holland. The inscription on the headstone offers insights into the personal identity of a former resident: Mrs. Holland died in 1889 at the age of 46, and she is described as a native of Ireland. Positioning her grave marker prominently in the foreground of the image with the dramatic landscape in the background offers a meditation on the fragility of human life while dramatizing the degradation of this once-thriving mining community.Physical Description
A photograph of a gravestone with a sweeping landscape in the distance.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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