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Ward's Cemetery

Accession Number
1983/1.295.3

Title
Ward's Cemetery

Artist(s)
George A. Tice

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1965; printed 1971

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
14 1/8 in x 11 in (35.88 cm x 27.94 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 5/16 in (49.21 cm x 36.35 cm);4 7/16 in x 5 13/16 in (11.27 cm x 14.76 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
This photograph depicts Ward's Cemetery in Bodie, California, a former gold town in the late nineteenth century. In the foreground of the image several rectangular gravesites are marked with wooden barricades. Behind them, separated by a wooden fence, appears a series of rolling hills, uninterrupted by houses or other man-made structures. Ward's Cemetery is the third print from a series of twelve that document the ghost town of Bodie, now a National Historic Landmark.

Physical Description
A photograph of gravesites in a landscape with rolling hills.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
cemeteries
clouds
ghost towns
gold towns
grass
graves
graveyard
graveyards
hills
landscapes (representations)
modern and contemporary art

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