Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs

  • Laura Gilpin, Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs, ca. 1926, platinum print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro, 1997.98

Exhibition Label
Colorado native Laura Gilpin made photographs of Navaho and Pueblo Indians and many of the most spectacular sites in the Southwest, including archeological ruins. In her view of Colorado’s Pikes Peak, she pictured a landscape that increasingly faced modern-day intrusions: three airplanes in the sky, the town, and the newly built military airbase of Colorado Springs, below. Employing delicate platinum tones and a flat plane of focus, Gilpin created a dreamlike landscape.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs
ca. 1926
On View
Not on view.
sheet: 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (30.2 x 24.5 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

Mediums Description
platinum print
  • Landscape – mountain – Pikes Peak
  • Landscape – Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • Architecture – vehicle – airplane
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ca. 1934
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