Professors' Mess, 1872

ID: SIA RU007177 [SIA2010-3558]

Creator: Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942

Form/Genre: Albumen prints

Date: 1872

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2010-3558

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This image of Yellowstone National Park's Lower Geyser Basin 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 are Henry Gannett, Ferdinand V. Hayden, S. F. Hamp, James Stevenson, William Blackmore, W.A. West, E. Campbell Carrington, Joseph Savage, John Raymond, and William R. Taggert. Some of these men are sitting around the food while others are standing.


  • Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
  • Gannett, Henry 1846-1914
  • Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887
  • Hamp, Sidford F (Sidford Frederick) 1855-1919
  • Stevenson, James 1840-1888
  • Blackmore, William 1827-1878
  • West, W. A
  • Carrington, E. Campbell
  • Savage, Joseph
  • Raymond, John
  • Taggert, William R
  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
  • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
  • United States Department of the Interior


Also known as 87-1883 and RU7177_Box14_Hayden07 [SPI_1498]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2010-3558

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  • Geography
  • Cartography
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado


  • Albumen prints
  • Photographs

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SIA RU007177 [SIA2010-3558]

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