Ref NoLDGSL/938
TitlePhotographs by William Henry JACKSON, taken on Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden's survey expeditions
Date[1870-1873]
LevelSub Sub Series
Extent25 mounted photographs & 5 stereoscope photographs
FormatPhotograph/drawing/painting/print
DescriptionBlack and white photographs of scenery in the western states of America, notably Yellowstone, by William Henry JACKSON, taken on Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden's survey expeditions, [1870-1873].
Administrative HistoryYellowstone Park, Wyoming, USA, was declared the world’s first national park in 1872. Although well known to tribes and trackers for centuries, it only came to national prominence following the more formal scientific surveys conducted from the 1860s onwards. The most famous was that led by Ferdinand Vandeever Hayden (1829-1887), head of the US Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories in 1871. Included in Hayden’s scientific team were the artist Thomas Moran (1837-1926) and photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942). The initial report, published in the autumn of 1871, alongside the stunning scenery captured by Moran and Jackson were instrumental to the US Congress’ decision to establish Yellowstone as a national park.
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LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialSee: LDGSL/937.
ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray
CreatorNameJACKSON | William Henry | 1843-1942 | landscape photographer
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/777JACKSON; William Henry (1843-1942); landscape photographer1843-1942
DS/UK/778HAYDEN; Ferdinand Vandeveer (1829-1887); geologist and geological surveyor1829-1887
Places
CodePlaceName
NA345Western States
NA300United States of America
NA591Yellowstone Park
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