The bridge spans Buckley Gulch, a deep gully that a century ago cut the high ground down to Commencement Bay where the creek emptied. It was built in the mid 1890s when the city was expanding development up from the shoreline into the forests along the bluff. Some eighty years later the railing was defiled by a symbol of vitriol and hatred. In 1979 it was just 34 years after Europe was liberated from the Nazi regime. Now it is another forty years since I photographed the bridge at night, in a light rain.
Less than a block away my Grandfather built a large comfortable home on Rosemount Way.
Today’s Coolphoto 20190509
Yakima Ave Bridge, Tacoma 1979 (Vintage Silver)
Format Vintage Silver
Edition One Only
Original 1979: Print 1979:: Size 10x8 :: Stamp On Back :: $625.
Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice is to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. What you see is a scan of the actual print that is for sale. Price does not include shipping or taxes.
Please note that vintage prints are imperfect. They’re old, after all. If you’re worried about it, bring it up. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
Vintage - When I print the photograph within a year of the original exposure, that becomes a Vintage Print.
Archival Pigment - When I print in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper, I call that an Archival Pigment Print.
Silver - When I print in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper, that is a Silver Print. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.