An inviting image of historic landmark, "The Big Spring, Thermopolis, Wyo" is depicted. In this early and rare hand tinted photographic image.The Big Spring is located in Hot Springs State Park, Wyoming. The turquoise and green mineral laden spring produces 3.6 million gallons of water per day at a scorching 127 degrees. The water contains at least 27 different minerals and feeds all of the attractions within the park. The healing waters of the area's mineral springs are said to have attracted dinosaurs, prehistoric migratory people, Native American tribes, Western settlers and now travelers crossing Wyoming. Native Americans believed the water contained therapeutic power.
In the early 20th century a sizeable medical community formed in Thermopolis, centered around the hot springs in hopes the water would restore health. Today you can still visit the State Bath House in the state park free of charge. The small-size image was hand tinted with cool blues and greens, which is slightly deceiving by the temperature of the water, although you can see the steam. The bottom has studio printed title, "The Big Spring, Thermopolis, Wyo". Also above that is another faint title, which I believe may be a misprint or information that did not print well.
This image is a rare hard-to-find one and is in very good. It is framed in very nice carved wooden frame with a gold finish and hints of blue. The period frame has minimal age wear, rub marks, loss of painted finish, dings, taped paper backing with wear, etc.The back is fitted with eyelet hooks and hanging wire. Overall, this piece is in very good antique condition. Please see detailed size dimensions below and photos for condition. Hand tinted photos, such as these were very popular in the 20s through 40s as to enhance black and white photographs. Color photography for the average person did not become popular until the early 1960s.
Frame Size: 7 3/4 inches x 5 5/8 inches x 1/2 inch deep. Image Size: 6 3/4 inches x 4 3/4 inches. Condition: very good antique condition with clean vibrant image, period frame has minimal age wear, rub marks, loss of painted finish, dings, taped paper backing with wear, etc. Inv # 11121- Tote July 29.
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