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Album caption and index card: View of the Colorado or Front Range from near Gold Hill, as seen from Bald Mountain, about 3 miles west from the Ward mining district, embracing a view from Long's Peak on the north, to near Arapahoe on the south. In the foreground is one of the little snow-fed lakes, so numerous throughout the mountains, and forming a pleasant variety to the monotony of numberless snow-white peaks. Although this view was made late in June, it will be seen that the hillsides are heavily draped in a mantle of snow, lying very deep through all the forest. The difficulty of reaching even this altitude was very great, requiring most laborious plunging through the thick timber and deep drifts. At the extreme...
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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: Crater of Castle Geyser, near view, from between it and the Beautiful Hot Spring lying next to the river. Yellowstone National Park, 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 43, No. 437: Crater of the Castle Geyser, near view, from between it and the Beautiful Hot Spring lying next the river.
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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: 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: 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.
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Album caption and index card: Photo outfit at the summit of Mt. Washburn. [Yellowstone National Park] Wyoming. n.d. Handwritten note on album caption: 1883 Typed information on back of duplicate photograph: One of Jackson's assistants holds Hypo, the aptly-named mule, who at times, carried as much as 350 pounds of photo equipment. On summit of Mount Washburn, Yellowstone area, Wyoming Territory. Year: 1874. Photo by W.H. Jackson. Neg. no. 57-HS-711 in the National Archives. Published on page 30, lower left photograph, of the USGS GIP, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden and the Founding of the Yellowstone National Park. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on January 23, 2021, "The date is likely 1871 since...
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Handwritten notes on back of photograph: W.H. Jackson 208. Thomas Moran seated at water's edge (12/15/1970 by Nell Carico, USGS). The Second Cañon. Plate 75 View of the Yellowstone, 1871. In USGS album First Canon to Yellowstone Lake. No. 208 missing from USGS albums in the National Archives. See stereo 421, 422, 423 (1871). 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 24, No. 208: The Second Cañon at the water's edge. On one side rise abrupt perpendicular walls of gneiss, and on the opposite side, less abrupt, are scattered a few cottonwoods among the mass of rocky debris...
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Album caption: Group of all the members of the Survey, made while in camp at the Red Buttes, junction of the North Platte and Sweetwater. Standing left to right: John "Potato John" Raymond and "Val"; cooks; S.R. Gifford, landscape painter and guest; H.W. Elliott, artist; James Stevenson, assistant; H.D. Schmidt, naturalist; C.P. Carrington, zoologist; L.A. Bartlett, general assistant; W.H. Jackson, photographer. Sitting left to right: C.S. Turnbull, secretary; J.H. Beaman, meteorologist; F.V. Hayden, geologist in charge; Cyrus Thomas, agriculturist; Raphael ...., hunter; A.L. Ford, mineralogist. Natrona County, Wyoming. August 24, 1870. Index card unavailable. See also: jwh00282. Personal email communication...
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Album caption and index card: Independence Rock. A noted landmark, on the Oregon Trail, for travelers at the time when this route was used. Its base, bordering the old road, is literally covered with names and dates, many of the former well known in the history of the west, and some of them antedating Fremont's time. The Sweetwater flows immediately along the southern end of it, although on the opposite side of the stream another ridge, continuing toward the southwest, was once connected with it. It is a vast and excellent illustration of disintegration, its rounded form resembling an oblong haystack, with layers of rock lapping over the top and sides of the mass. Thin layers have been broken off in part, and huge...
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Album caption: Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, from the top of the canyon, just above the Lower Falls. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Index card: Jackson, W. H. 84 - Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, from the top of the canyon, just above the Lower Falls. 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 27, No. 244: Upper Falls, from the top of the canon, just above the Lower Falls.
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Album caption and index card: Groups of small, flowing springs, and sulfur vents, back of the Great Central Hot Spring. Yellowstone National Park, 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 44 Nos. 201-203: Groups of small, flowing springs, and sulfur vents, back of the Great Central Hot Spring.


map background search result map search result map Helena. Lewis and Clark County, Montana. 1872. Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Crater of Castle Geyser. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1872. Groups of small, flowing springs and sulfur vents. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1872. Group of members of the Survey, made while in camp at Red Buttes. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Independence Rock. 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. Hot Spring on Iron Spring Creek, Upper Firehole. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1878. Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. n.d. Photo outfit at the summit of Mount Washburn. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. circa 1871. Upper Geyser Basin near Emerald Spring. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. n.d. Church Buttes on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. View in the Teton Range. Lincoln County, Wyoming. 1872. View of the Front Range from near Gold Hill, as seen from Bald Mountain. Boulder County, Colorado. 1873. Wind River Peak. Fremont County, Wyoming. 1878. The Colorado or Front Range from Bald Mountain near Gold Hill. Boulder County, Colorado. 1873. Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. Teton County, Wyoming. 1872. U.S. Geological Survey camp on the Sweetwater River. Wyoming. circa 1870. The Second Cañon at water's edge. Thomas Moran seated on rocks. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. View of the Front Range from near Gold Hill, as seen from Bald Mountain. Boulder County, Colorado. 1873. The Colorado or Front Range from Bald Mountain near Gold Hill. Boulder County, Colorado. 1873. Church Buttes on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Crater of Castle Geyser. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1872. Groups of small, flowing springs and sulfur vents. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1872. Hot Spring on Iron Spring Creek, Upper Firehole. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1878. Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. n.d. Photo outfit at the summit of Mount Washburn. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. circa 1871. Upper Geyser Basin near Emerald Spring. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. n.d. The Second Cañon at water's edge. Thomas Moran seated on rocks. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 1871. Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. Teton County, Wyoming. 1872. Group of members of the Survey, made while in camp at Red Buttes. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Helena. Lewis and Clark County, Montana. 1872. Wind River Peak. Fremont County, Wyoming. 1878. 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. U.S. Geological Survey camp on the Sweetwater River. Wyoming. circa 1870. Camp study, Smith, topographer. Colorado. 1874.