"Bodie Black And White" is an archival, black and white, limited edition photograph on metal that is ready for hanging.
Bodie is a mining ghost town located in Northern California that was founded in 1861. "In 1859 William (a.k.a. Waterman) S. Bodey discovered gold near what is now called Bodie Bluff. A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow. It started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated 10,000 people by 1880! By then, the town of Bodie bustled with families, robbers, miners, store owners, gunfighters, prostitutes, and people from every country in the world. At one time there was reported to be 65 saloons in town. Among the saloons were numerous brothels and ‘houses of ill repute’, gambling halls and opium dens – an entertainment outlet for everyone.
On a daily basis miners would emerge from the mills and head for the bars and the red light district to spend their earnings. The mixture of money, gold and alcohol would sometimes prove fatal. Newspapers reported that townspeople would ask in the mornings “Have we a man for breakfast?” Meaning ‘Did anyone get killed last night?’"
Bodie is now a state park that is being kept in "a state of arrested decay".
This artwork is part of a limited edition of 25, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This piece measures 20" x 30".
The art will attract viewers anywhere it is hung.
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