• Creator
  • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
  • Created Date
  • 1870
  • Publisher
  • E. Bierstadt, [1870, 1871]
    [New York]
  • Description
  • This was to have been Vol. IV of the Hayden Survey volumes. The project was burned in a fire at Bierstadt's in 1874. At least 3 other copies of this set exist: 1 at the Denver Public Library (34 plates), 1 at the National Museum in Washington, and 1 sold at the Metropolitan Auctions in New York in 1995. All are incomplete with varying numbers of plates. Page 8 of the Hayden Survey Annual Report for 1873 states that: 'vol. IV, part 1 will conta... more
    This was to have been Vol. IV of the Hayden Survey volumes. The project was burned in a fire at Bierstadt's in 1874. At least 3 other copies of this set exist: 1 at the Denver Public Library (34 plates), 1 at the National Museum in Washington, and 1 sold at the Metropolitan Auctions in New York in 1995. All are incomplete with varying numbers of plates. Page 8 of the Hayden Survey Annual Report for 1873 states that: 'vol. IV, part 1 will contain about one hundred illustrations, printed by the albertype process from photographic negatives taken by Mr. Jackson.'..."Also includes Hanson research material and correspondence [38 leaves in envelope] concerning the Hayden Expedition collection in the Denver Public Library "In a letter William Henry Jackson sent to Robert S. Ellison in 1924, now in the collection of the Denver Public Library, Jackson said that he believed a few incomplete sets may have been put together for private distribution after the fire destroyed Bierstadt's shop."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 48. Forms part of the David A. Hanson Collection of the History of Photomechanical Reproduction. Views from the Hayden survey of Yellowstone in 1870 and 1871 disbound from covers stamped "Alberttypes": includes plates 1, 2, 4-10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 17(different view), 18-23, 25, 28, 31, 35, 37-42, 44, 46, 47, 49, 51 ; and from the hot spring series, plates 2-11, 11(different view), 12-14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24.--Includes views of valley of the Yellowstone; second canyon of the Yellowstone; Cinnibar Mountain; Devil's Slide; Tower Falls; Great Falls of Yellowstone; Yellowstone River; Yellowstone Lake; White Mountain Hot Springs; Crater of Castle Geyser; Crater of Grotto Geyser; mud spring; and an extinct geyser on the East Fork of the Yellowstone.--On upper left of each print "U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories" ; on lower left of each print "W.H. Jackson. Photo" ; on lower right of each print "E. Bierstadt's Albertype"--Collection includes a xerox of the letter Jackson sent to Ellison and xeroxes of the plates that are in the Denver Public Library collection. less
  • Format
  • Collotypes
    Albertypes
    Photographs
  • Rights
  • No known copyright restrictions. No known restrictions on use.