Lot 674

C. 1930 "Gates Of The Mountains" Jorud Photograph

Estimate: $150 - $300

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$50 $10
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$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
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$100,000 $5,000
Offered in this lot is a photograph of "The Gates Of The Mountains" north of Helena Montana by L.H. Jorud C. 1930. Leslie H. Jorud (1900?1899-1977 ) was a Montana born Photographer who lived and in worked in Helena Montana for over forty one years. Created by an act of Congress in 1964, the wilderness is managed by Helena National Forest. Gates of the Mountains Wilderness (then known as the Gates of the Mountains Wild Area) was the site of the 1949 Mann Gulch fire, which claimed the lives of 13 firefighters and which was the subject of Norman Maclean's book "Young Men and Fire". The Gates of the Mountains were named by Lewis and Clark. Captain Lewis wrote on July 19, 1805, "this evening we entered much the most remarkable clifts that we have yet seen. these clifts rise from the waters edge on either side perpendicularly to the height of 1200 feet. ... the river appears to have forced its way through this immense body of solid rock for the distance of 5-3/4 Miles ... I called it the gates of the rocky mountains". This photograph has a raised stamp in the lower right corner "L.H. Jorud Helena Mont.". The photograph appears to be in good condition in an original frame that has light wear. The dust paper on the back of the frame has "Gate Of The Mountains" written in script and a red and gold seal/sticker from "Jorud Photo Shop Helena"