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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Yellowstone scenery [decimalized]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03095 Author/Creator: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Photographs Date: 1871 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Photographs taken as part of the Hayden survey. This set of photographs was presented to members of Congress as part of a plea to make Yellowstone a public park. During conservation treatment in 1993, the photographs were removed from the album, and the album boards were stored separately. The album had the bookplate of Col. Bernard John Dowling Irwin. Irwin was credited with saving Lt. Bascam in February 1861 and later Gen. Custer.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Geography and Natural History, Congress, Government and Civics, Ecology and Wildlife Preservation

Sub Era: Development of the West