Chattanooga Valley Landscape, Left Side Possibly Based on Stereoscope
- Creator:Theodore R. Davis (1840-1894)
- Title:Chattanooga Valley Landscape, Left Side Possibly Based on Stereoscope
- Date:after 1888
- Description:Ink drawing, possibly based on a stereoscopic photograph, of the sweep of Tennessee River including Moccasin Bend. Some locations are labeled across the top of the sheet. The labels, left to right, read: Hookers Camps, Raccoon Range, Waldens Ridge, Williams I., Brown's Ferry, Moccasin Point, Chattanooga, Sherman's C (cut off). Barely legible at lower left edge, which is torn, are these words: "Looki(ng) (Sout)hward Over Lookout Va(lley)."
- Historical Note:This drawing of Lookout Valley appears to portray a landscape slightly to the left of a related drawing, suggesting the two might be drawn from stereoscope photographs. Stereoscopes utilize two images of a scene, one of which is approximately 10 degrees left or right of the other, which, when mounted on a card and viewed through a stereoscopic viewer, appear to create a three-dimensional view. Although both Theodore Davis and James Walker worked in the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain area as "Special Artists" for Harpers Weekly and other publications during the war, they also created and published images in the years following. The Point Hotel, for example, which is featured at the far right of the related drawing, was built in May 1888 as the city's incline station.
- Institution:Chattanooga History Center
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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