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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

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Role(s):Related to 1115 descriptions described in ARC
Variant Name(s):Jackson, W. H. (William Henry), 1843-1942
Biographical Note:William Henry Jackson joined the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey (now USGS) in 1870 as a photographer for the Hayden Survey of the western territories. Each summer for eight years, Jackson traveled with the Survey through almost unknown regions of the West, and was the first to photograph Yellowstone. In 1871 he sold his studio in Omaha, Nebraska, and moved to Washington, D. C., where he spent the winters cataloguing and printing the negatives he had made. The Hayden Survey was discontinued in 1879.
Source Note:U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories.
Catalogue of the photographs ... 1875.
An eye for history, the paintings of William Henry Jackson, from the collection at the Oregon Trail Museum, 1999?:
t.p. (William Henry Jackson) p. viii (Union soldier, explorer, photographer, and artist for the Hayden Surveys of the Territories in the 1870s; autobiography, Time exposure) p. 2 (age 92 in 1935) p. 84 (d. in 1942)
William Henry Jackson, frontier photographer and artist, from National Park Service web site, 8/20/1999
(William Henry Jackson - 1843-1942; b. Apr. 4, 1843; d. June 30, 1942)
Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 3: 1941-1945, c1973



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