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Album caption and index card: Camp at Red Buttes. Northwest end of Casper Mountain. Our camp at the Red Buttes was pleasantly located on the broad grassy bottoms of the Platte, in a sort of amphitheater, with the red beds rising to a great elevation all around. The Red Buttes are so called from the high ridges, or groups of ridges, on the south side of the Platte, their basset edges bearing eastward toward out camp, and of a bright brick red in color. As we approach them from the east, in the afternoon, the rays of the setting sun greatly heighten their effect and bring them out in strong relief, so that we can readily see why they have been such prominent landmarks, and have so long attracted the attention of the...
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Album caption and index card: Yellowstone Lake, a birds-eye view, taken from the high hills on the east side of the southeast arm, near where the Upper Yellowstone empties into the lake. View looking south, and shows the high range that separates the waters of the Yellowstone from those of Wind River. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. (Panorama with photo numbers 104b - 104d; jwh0104b, jwh0104c, and jwh0104d.) Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 30, Nos. 278-282: Yellowstone Lake, a bird's-eye panoramic view, in five sections, taken from the high hills on the east side...
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Album caption: Rapids above the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. The view is immediately above the falls, showing the narrow rock-bound channel. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Index card: Jackson, W. H. 92 - Rapids above the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. The view is immediately above the falls, showing the narrow rock-bound channel. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 28, Nos. 257 - 259: Rapids above the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone. The first view is immediately above the falls, showing the narrow rock-bound...
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Album caption: Mud Geyser, on the Yellowstone River, Hot Spring Series, Handwritten notes on album caption: 57-HS-97 USGS in National Archives. New no. 97. In action. 1871. This photo appears to have been retouched in the center of glass neg. to indicate the rise and fall of the geyser. Some other geyser photos have the retouching. Nellie C. Carico topog. div. June 14, 1972. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 29, No. 264: Mud Geyser in action. The only true mud geyser discovered, 8 miles below Yellowstone Lake. It has a funnel-shaped orifice in the center of a basin 150 feet...
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Album caption: Needle in Bridger Canyon, near Fort Ellis. Gallatin County, Montana. 1872. Index card unavailable. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1872 Series, page 47, Nos. 578-584: Bridger Cañon, near Fort Ellis, Mont.
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Handwritten information on back of photograph: 216. Hot Springs on Gardiner's River, Upper Basin. 1871 Series. No index card. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 25, Nos. 216, 217: Group of Upper Basins. The above series comprise the principal portion of the basins termed fancifully by some Diana's Bathing-Pools.
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Album caption: Camp study. Smith, topographer. This man was on only the 1871 expedition. 1871. Index card: Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1874 Series, page 72, Nos. 173 to 239: Camp-Studies; are a miscellaneous collection of views of the camp and its personnel, showing fully the interior working of the survey while in the field.
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Album caption and index card: Camps of the Geological Survey, near Fort Ellis, preparatory to moving over on the Yellowstone. Gallatin County, Montana. 1871. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 23, Nos. 194, 195: Camps of the Survey, near Fort Ellis, preparatory to moving over on the Yellowstone.
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Album caption: Helena. A lively, thriving city of about 5,000 inhabitants, sustained chiefly by the mining operations carried on extensively all about it. Lewis and Clark County, Montana. 1872. Index card: None Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1872 Series, page 46, No. 497: Helena, Mont. A lively, thriving city of about 5,000 inhabitants, sustained chiefly by the mining operations carried on extensively all about it.
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Album caption and index card: Bluffs on the North Fork of the Platte, near the crossing of the old Overland Stage road. They are 80 to 100 feet in height, extending along the east bank of the river, and composed of a grayish brown sandstone, exhibiting in a remarkable manner the various signs of shallow water depositions, ripple, rain, and mud markings. Broad, flat masses of rock, lie at the base of the bluff, 15 or 20 feet square, with the surface covered with these peculiar markings. Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: View in the Teton Range. Lincoln County, Wyoming. 1872. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1872 Series, page 46 No. 504-514: The Three Tetons and the range from the two standpoints of Nos. 5 and 7 of 11x14 series, and sweeping the whole horizon in panoramic series.


map background search result map search result map Helena. Lewis and Clark County, Montana. 1872. Camps of the Geological Survey, near Fort Ellis. Gallatin County, Montana. 1871. Rapids above the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Yellowstone Lake, viewed from the high hills on the east side of the southeast arm.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Little Firehole Falls. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. circa 1883. Camp at Red Buttes, northwest end of Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Bluffs on the North Fork of the Platte, near the crossing of the old Overland Stage Road. Wyoming. 1870. Camp study, Smith, topographer. Colorado. 1874. In Lower Geyser Basin. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. n.d. Dale Creek Bridge, Black Hills. Albany County, Wyoming. 1869. View near head of Crow Creek, west of Cheyenne. Laramie County, Wyoming. 1869. View near head of Crow Creek, west of Cheyenne. Laramie County, Wyoming. 1869. East from Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. View in the Teton Range. Lincoln County, Wyoming. 1872. Needle in Bridger Canyon, near Fort Ellis. Gallatin County, Montana. 1872. Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. Teton County, Wyoming. 1872. Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. Teton County, Wyoming. 1872. Hot Springs on Gardiner's River, Upper Basin. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Mud Geyser in action. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. View near head of Crow Creek, west of Cheyenne. Laramie County, Wyoming. 1869. View near head of Crow Creek, west of Cheyenne. Laramie County, Wyoming. 1869. Rapids above the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Yellowstone Lake, viewed from the high hills on the east side of the southeast arm.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Little Firehole Falls. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. circa 1883. In Lower Geyser Basin. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. n.d. Hot Springs on Gardiner's River, Upper Basin. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Mud Geyser in action. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. Teton County, Wyoming. 1872. Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. Teton County, Wyoming. 1872. Dale Creek Bridge, Black Hills. Albany County, Wyoming. 1869. East from Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Camp at Red Buttes, northwest end of Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Needle in Bridger Canyon, near Fort Ellis. Gallatin County, Montana. 1872. Camps of the Geological Survey, near Fort Ellis. Gallatin County, Montana. 1871. Helena. Lewis and Clark County, Montana. 1872. Bluffs on the North Fork of the Platte, near the crossing of the old Overland Stage Road. Wyoming. 1870. View in the Teton Range. Lincoln County, Wyoming. 1872. Camp study, Smith, topographer. Colorado. 1874.