From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

The Road Master, ca. 1890

  • William Henry Jackson, American, 1843-1942

Albumen print

  • Image: 6 1/2 × 4 inches (16.5 × 10.2 cm) Mount: 7 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches (18.1 × 24.1 cm)

Gift of Warren and Margot Coville


Inscribed, in negative, lower left: 1853. THE ROADMASTER Inscribed, in negative, lower right: WHJ & Co Inscribed, in mount, in black pen and ink, lower center: Colo. central Railway

until 1983, Butterfield's (San Francisco, California, USA)

1983-1998, Warren and Margot Coville (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA)

1998-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

William Henry Jackson, The Road Master, ca. 1890, albumen print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Warren and Margot Coville, 1998.105.2A.