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"Shaw & Powell Yellowstone Tours"
 Stagecoaches in the Yellowstone Park Series #3

 

Print Size: 23"x36"

Retail Price: $150 Sale Price: $95


Artist Commentary


This painting represents the good old days in Yellowstone Park before runaway litigation and bureaucratic red tape. The National Park Service took over park management in 1916 and the U.S. Calvary shipped out to fight World War 1. This was a time when a vacation was truly an adventure. The only way to tour the park was if you were a "sagebrusher" and camped with your own outfit or elected to see the sights by joining a party of tourists camping with the Shaw & Powell Outfit. Their tourists were picked up at the railhead in Livingston or West Yellowstone, Montana and they then proceeded into the park in stagecoach caravans. Tent camps were located at scenic areas in Yellowstone and good food, lodging and entertainment were offered by the Shaw & Powell crews.


This painting shows a tourists coach following an elk migration as both the elk and the tourists leave before the real winter sets in...


"Shaw & Powell Yellowstone Tours" is number 3 in a "Stagecoaches in the Yellowstone Park" series and reproduced from an original oil (20"x34") and is limited to 850 signed by the artist and numbered lithographs with 85 artist proofs and 85 publishers proofs. It is printed on top quality 100% certified archival (300 years) pH neutral number 1 grade with an image size of 19"x32" and 2" trim on all sides. It has been personally inspected and signed by the artist in pencil. The plates have been destroyed after publication and no future issues will be reproduced.


Gary Carter

West Yellowstone, Montana

October 1992


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