Guide to the William Henry Jackson Yellowstone National Park Prints 1871-1872
PC 97

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
Title
William Henry Jackson Yellowstone National Park Prints
ID
PC 97
Date [inclusive]
1871-1872
Extent
8.0 items
General Physical Description note
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Eight paper-printed photographs of Yellowstone park, originally taken by William Henry Jackson in 1871-1872.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] William Henry Jackson Yellowstone National Park Prints, 1871-1872 (PC 97)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

William Henry Jackson was a photographer of the U.S. West who was invited to join an 1871 geological survey of Yellowstone and the Rockies. Jackson's photographs, together with Thomas Moran's paintings, were instrumental in convincing Congress to preserve Yellowstone as the first U.S. National Park in 1872.

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Scope and Contents note

Eight photographs printed on paper and mounted on 11"x14" card stock. The images are all of Yellowstone park, and were originally taken by William Henry Jackson in 1871-1872. There were likely printed in the 1870s or 1880s.

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Arrangement note

The images appear to be taken from five different publications, or image sets. Images from common sets are grouped together, in no particular order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

https://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Yellowstone National Park -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Photographs

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Collection Inventory

Set one, branded "Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. W.H. Jackson, Photo. Washington D.C." 

item

#233. Tower Falls. 

1.1

#275. Fishing Cone. 

1.2

#294. Castle Geyser. 

1.3

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Set two, branded "Dept. of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories. Prof. F.V. Hayden in charge. W.H. Jackson, Photo. Washington D.C." 

item

Moose calf. 

2.1

#442. The Beehive. 

2.2

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Set three, branded "Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories. W.H. Jackson, Photo. Washington D.C. Yellowstone Series 1871." 

item

#248. Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone 

3.1

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Set four, branded "Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories. Prof. F.V. Hayden in charge." 

item

#67. Grand Lake. 

4.1

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Set five, no branding. 

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#286. Southeast Arm, Yellowstone Lake. 

5.1

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