Lot 514

C.1930 McKay Original Photograph of Medicine Lake

Estimate: $200 - $400

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For your consideration in this lot is an original Rollin H. McKay photograph of the "Medicine River" in Glacier National Park. Rollin H. McKay (1878-1960) arrived in Montana from Oregon in 1905. Originally trained as a barber, he learned photography, and was in business as a commercial photographer by 1911. From 1922 till his retirement in 1946, he operated McKay Art Company. This was a full-service art studio for photography, enlargements, framing and gifts. McKay was a landmark photographer for Missoula and surrounding areas, including Glacier National Park and the Flathead Reservation, forging close relationships with the Salish people. He was known for thoughtful staging of narrative scenes, sweeping landscapes, and journalistic snapshots. McKay often used experimental techniques, such as hand drawing on his negatives, or implementing new technologies like panoramas and color photography. This photograph has the original paper with photo number, location, title, and copyright from the back in a pocket on the back of the new framing. The shown art measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/8" with the frame measuring 12 1/4" x 8 1/4". This photograph and frame are in very good condition.