Badlands Giants and Dwarfs

jd755

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Seeking out Deadwood images (to add to this thread The secrets of Deadwood, South Dakota) using duckduckgo's newly restored 'search by colour' function and this very odd picture popped up.
Incidentally there are not many photographs of deadwood kicking about.

So to this one.
What exactly are we looking at?
A giant on the road looking right with dwarf behind him under the small plateau featuring an array of likely characters all look normal if out of scale with the 'normal' figures on the road, bar the bloke in the white shirt who is another dwarf.
Same mix of giants, normals and dwarfs appear on the background hills and yet the cars in the foreground all appear to be in the same scale.
Could the original image be devoid of people and someone dropped them in willy nilly?
Are we actually looking at the Badlands or a model of the Badlands or a theme park knock up or is it just a worked out small quarry?
Sadly I cannot figure out how to get to the source site as the upgrade to duckduckgo now knocks out the site link and goes direct to the media link instead.

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RecycledSoul

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Badlands National Park & the Badlands district of Deadwood are not one and the same. It is a bit of a drive to get from Keystone to Badlands Park, where this pic was likely taken. I have been to both and can attest this scenery is BNP (Today). BNP is in the back yard of Wall, SD if you want to check a map.
It looks quarried in ancient times, but severely weathered today, IMHO. The folks that supposedly found the ore that had to be crushed in the 1800’s didn’t get the “good stuff”. 😂
 

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Badlands National Park & the Badlands district of Deadwood are not one and the same. It is a bit of a drive to get from Keystone to Badlands Park, where this pic was likely taken. I have been to both and can attest this scenery is BNP (Today). BNP is in the back yard of Wall, SD if you want to check a map.
It looks quarried in ancient times, but severely weathered today, IMHO. The folks that supposedly found the ore that had to be crushed in the 1800’s didn’t get the “good stuff”. 😂
Yes we have to be content with scratching and digging around in the leftovers and the waste piles of the previous ancient miners. We are the crumb scavengers.
 
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jd755

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Badlands National Park & the Badlands district of Deadwood are not one and the same. It is a bit of a drive to get from Keystone to Badlands Park, where this pic was likely taken. I have been to both and can attest this scenery is BNP (Today). BNP is in the back yard of Wall, SD if you want to check a map.
It looks quarried in ancient times, but severely weathered today, IMHO. The folks that supposedly found the ore that had to be crushed in the 1800’s didn’t get the “good stuff”. 😂
The search was for "deadwood" with the filter set to black and white images so the appearance of this picture of what is today a national park is interesting.
So we are one step along as in we are likely looking at a picture of geographical feature, not a mock up.
Did this search for images of the national park and it became obvious the people in the op picture are completely out of scale with the landscape.
So still not really any further on.
badlands national park 1900's at DuckDuckGo
 

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It is possible that the Black Hills are the waste dump from mass excavation at the current site of Badlands NP. In antiquity of course. Several civilizations ago.
 

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