This Bodie travel print is a giclee print of an original watercolor painting with hand drawn lettering done by Dave Christian in 2018. It features an old abandoned rusted car in the foreground with four old buildings in the background.
Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.
Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay". Today this once thriving mining camp is visited by tourists, howling winds and an occasional ghost.
This print is available online in 11x14 or 16x20. 30x40" canvas print sizes are available by contacting Dave in the Contact portion of this website.
Prints meet the industries standard for archival printing using an Epson 3880 Stylus Pro printer, and Epson K3 UltraChrome pigment inks providing superior resistance to water, fading and smudging. Please note the colors on your monitor may differ from the printed art. Prints are printed on a professional archival grade, quality 268 gsm acid free Epson Velvet Fine Art paper and is signed and dated by the artist. (The davechristianart watermark will NOT appear on the print.)
*Please note frame is not included.
*This print is shipped rolled in a tube to ensure safe delivery and ships within 3-5 business days of payment.