Based upon a photo of Deadwood, South Dakota taken in 1876, a year or so after the founding of the town.
Deadwood was never legitimate. It was built on Indian Treaty land and was a rowdy, lawless, and ruckus den of saloons, gambling, prostitution, opium dens, murder, and gold mining.
The 1870's were its boom days and the finale was played out in an autumn 1879 fire that consumed most of the town. Notable citizens were Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Hickok was gunned down at a poker table in Deadwood.
At the right in the piece is SHINGLE Saloon, reputed to be one of Wild Bill Hickok's hangouts.
This DIGITAL ART image stylistically is like 'pointillist impressionism' in super crisp high resolution. Some people enjoy this impressionistic style; if you don't, then this Digital Art is not for you. It is based upon an archival photograph, but IT IS NOT A PHOTOGRAPH.
January 17th, 2012
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