Jackson's Photo Outfit, 1871

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This image was taken as part of the Hayden Survey of western Wyoming and Colorado, which later led to the formation of the U.S. Geological Surveys of the Territories within the Department of the Interior. William Henry Jackson, then a budding photographer, took thousands of photographs for the Hayden Survey, most notably the first images of the headwaters of the Yellowstone River. Pictured is William Henry Jackson's photographic outfit. 2 men with 3 horses and mules.


  • Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
  • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)


Also known as RU7177_Box14_Hayden02 [SPI_1485]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2014-00104

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  • Photography
  • Cartography
  • Art
  • Animals
  • Geology
  • Topography
  • Horses
  • Expeditions
  • Nature and society
  • History
  • Arts
  • United States--History


  • Wyoming
  • United States
  • Colorado
  • Yellowstone River


  • Albumen prints
  • Photographs

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SIA RU007177 [SIA2014-00104]

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Albumen prints

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