George N. OTTINGER
Red Canyon, 1931
Gelatin silver print, watercolor on paper
- Scenic Byway 12 in Southern Utah passes through two rock arches that were carved in 1925. These dramatic manipulations of the land were called the "Gateway to Fairyland" as visitors flocked to the newly established Utah National Park (now Bryce Canyon National Park).
- At the turn of the 20th century, photographers primarily documented the American West by train travel. As the next generation emerged, photographers like George N. Ottinger began to travel the region in automobiles.
- Color film was not widely accessible until 1935, when Kodak released its Kodachrome "tripack" Photographers without access to the specialized cameras and lenses turned to hand coloring using watercolors, oils, crayons, or pastels to add color to their photographs.
- See more images from this album below; they document iconic and scenic locations throughout Utah.