NATURAL BRIDGE OF VIRGINIA. Albumen print. N.p. 1904. Vintage albumen print, 19.2x11.8 cm (approximately 7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches), on a gray card mount with tan decorative border around the print. Handwritten caption on verso: "Natural Bridge of Virginia / Height 215 / Width 900 / Natural Bridge May 24, 1904 / H. G. Bennett." Once known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the Modern World, Natural Bridge, a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek, was a major North American tourist attraction during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. According to American poet William Cullen Bryant, Natural Bridge and Niagara Falls were the two most remarkable features of North America. The property is now a state park managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Natural Bridge State Park officially opened on September 24, 2016. It is the only state park operating on privately owned land. Edges of mount rubbed, mount cracked at upper right corner, not touching the print; the image is fine. (#166695).