Inventory of the William Henry Jackson photographs 0259

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
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specol@usc.edu
2011 February


Title: William Henry Jackson photographs
Collection number: 0259
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 1.27 linear ft. 1 box
Date: 1871-1873, undated
Abstract: These 25 mounted photographs, depicting views of Yellowstone National Park, and various lakes and mountains in Colorado, Montana, and Grand Teton National Park, were taken by renowned American photographer William Henry Jackson between 1871 and 1873. They represent part of the body of work created by Jackson during his tenure as photographer for exploratory expeditions ("Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories") of the American West sponsored by the Department of the Interior and led by geologist Frederick V. Hayden.
creator: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

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Scope and Content

These 25 mounted photographs, depicting views of Yellowstone National Park, and various lakes and mountains in Colorado, Montana, and Grand Teton National Park, were taken by renowned American photographer William Henry Jackson between 1871 and 1873. They represent part of the body of work created by Jackson during his tenure as photographer for exploratory expeditions ("Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories") of the American West sponsored by the Department of the Interior and led by geologist Frederick V. Hayden. The photographs all bear a stamp on the reverse: "Library/University of Southern California/College of Liberal Arts/Los Angeles, Cal." and may have been part of a reference collection at one time.

Related Materials

Many of these photographs have been digitized by the USGS; see http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/index.html 

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], William Henry Jackson photographs, Collection no. 0259, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.). -- Photographs
Grand Teton National Park (Agency : U.S.). -- Photographs
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 -- Photographs
Yellowstone National Park (Agency : U.S.). -- Photographs
Chaffee County (Colo.)--Photographs
Eagle County (Colo.)--Photographs
Gunnison County (Colo.)--Photographs
Indians of North America--Photographs
La Plata County (Colo.)--Photographs
Lake County (Colo.)--Photographs
Montezuma County (Colo.)--Photographs
Park County (Mont.)--Photographs
Photographs
Sawatch Range (Colo.)--Photographs

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Hot Spring Cone, Yellowstone National Park 1871

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Valley of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park 1871

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Castle Geyster, Yellowstone National Park 1871

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Devil's Slide, Cinnabar Mountain, Park County, Montana 1871

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Grand Geyser, Yellowstone National Park 1872

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"Photographing in High Places," [Jackson and assistant in Grand Teton National Park] 1872

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Gothic Mountain, Gunnison County, Colorado 1873

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Teocali Peak, Gunnison County, Colorado 1873

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Roches Moutonnees, Eagle County, Colorado 1873

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Mount of the Holy Cross and Roche Moutonnee Valley, Eagle County, Colorado 1873

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Panorama from La Plata Mountain, La Plata and Montezuma Counties, Colorado [3 photographs] 1873

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Sawatch Range, Chaffiee and Pitkin Counties, Colorado 1873

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Panorama from the summit of Mount Lincoln, Park County, Colorado [3 photographs] 1873

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Buckskin Gulch and Mount Bross, Park County, Colorado 1873

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Arkansas Valley, Lake and Chaffee Counties, Colorado 1873

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Great Moraine on the Arkansas, Chaffee County, Colorado 1873

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Natural bridge on Lake Creek, Lake County, Colorado 1873

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Upper Twin Lake, Lake County, Colorado 1873

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Lower Twin Lake, Lake County, Colorado 1873

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[Portrait of Native American man dressed in western clothes, "EO Guerrier Interp. for Arapahoo's" inscribed on mount] circa 1873

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[Group of Native American schoolchildren posed on schoolhouse steps, "525 School children Pawnee" inscribed on mount] circa 1873