Chattanooga Valley Landscape, Right Side, Possibly Based on a Stereoscope
- Creator:Theodore R. Davis (1840-1894)
- Title:Chattanooga Valley Landscape, Right Side, Possibly Based on a 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: Raccoon Range, Waldens Ridge, Williams I., Brown's Ferry, Moccasin Point, Chattanooga, Sherman's Crossing, Point Hotel. The three-story building with open porches at right has the appearance of a rustic hotel. A locomotive heading down the track passes directly by the hotel.
- Historical Note:This drawing of Lookout Valley appears to portray a landscape slightly to the right 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 this 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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