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Old Faithful

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.

Date:

1871

Artist:

William Henry Jackson
American, 1843–1942

About this artwork

In 1871 the photographer William Henry Jackson joined Ferdinand Hayden’s Geological Survey to document an area of northwestern Wyoming that was later designated Yellowstone National Park. As an unpaid correspondent, Jackson was permitted to keep the negatives he made during the expedition. An astute businessman, he subsequently marketed albums and prints of his landscapes, which were the first views of Wyoming that many Americans saw. Unlike most albumen prints, the example here was not pasted to a rigid support; nevertheless it survived in good condition and required only minor repairs upon its recent arrival at the Art Institute.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

William Henry Jackson

Title

Old Faithful

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1871

Medium

Albumen print

Dimensions

Image/paper: 21.3 × 17.5 cm (8 7/16 × 6 15/16 in.); Mount: 27 × 21 cm (10 11/16 × 8 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert A. Taub

Reference Number

2012.239

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