Arial view of a river with a port filled with boats. There are many surrounding buildings as well as a large church on the right hand side, visible from its dome-like roof. The image is toned in browns.
This sheet of sketches of barges and boats suggests that they were drawn from life and meant to capture the rich variety of life along a river. Two of the sketches along the bottom of the sheet show large piles of hay or similar materials; two smaller boats in the upper portion of the paper have smaller cargo. Three of these four sketches show the boats with an oarsman in the rear and are seen passing by from the bank or from another boat. At the upper right corner is a sketch of two boats, possibly tied up to a dock as both are seen end-on from the bows.
This sketch is evidence of the interest in everyday life and subjects. The artist adroitly uses the slight wash indicating shadows to unify the setches as if they were seen concurrently, the untouched paper reading as the surface of the water.
In negative [in white rectangle] recto l.l.: NASIK-Solar eclipse fair view No. I. Inscribed in negative [in white rectangle] l.r.: Photo by Virkar Nasik. Stamped in mount l.r. [in script]: Y. Y. Virkar, / Photographer,/NASIK-City. Inscribed verso, in pencil, u.r.: K
Signed in pencil on mount, l.r.: Barnbaum Dated on mount l.r.: 1978 Stamped in black ink, verso: BRUCE BARNBAUM/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 29322 Trailway Lane/ Agoura, Calif. 91301/ (213) 889-9498 Inscribed in ink: 45-1922A/ Rock Creek, Dusk 1922 Inscribed in pencil, verso l.l.: BK.20,475
Signed in black ink in margin below l.r. corner of image: Garnett. Stamped in green ink at b.c. of mat: WILLIAM GARNETT/SANDHILL CRANES OVER/BRAZOS RIVER, TX, 1975; VERSO: Stamped in black ink at center of sheet: "ALL RIGHTS TO THIS PHOTOGRAPH, OTHER THAN FOR WHICH IT IS SOLD, ARE RETAINED BY / WILLIAM A. GARNETT AND HIS HEIRS, ADMINISTRATORS,/ EXECUTORS AND ASSIGNS. REPRODUCTION BY ANY/ MEANS IS PROHIBITED EXEPT BY EXPRESS WRITTEN / CONSENT FOR EACH SPECIFIC USE."