Hayden Survey Party

ID: SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-111380]

Creator: Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942

Form/Genre: Photographs

Date: 1872

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2018-111380

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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 the survey group, most of them sitting around an object in Yellowstone Park, at the Lower Geyser Basin. Numbers identify people in the image: 1. Gannett; 2. Peale; 3. Savage; 4. [no name]; 5. William Henry Holmes; 6. Bingham; 7. Hovey; 8. Wakefield; 9. Sloane; 10. Brown; 11. William Logan.


  • Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887
  • Gannett, Henry 1846-1914
  • Peale, A. C (Albert Charles) 1849-1914
  • Savage, Joseph
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Bingham, A. E
  • Hovey, Stephan
  • Wakefield, E. B (Edmund Burritt) 1846-1921
  • Sloane, T. O'Conor (Thomas O'Conor) 1851-1940
  • Brown, A. E
  • Logan, William B
  • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)


  • See also number SIA_007177_B14_F04_I01
  • See also number SPI_1493

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2018-111380

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • Geologists


  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone River



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SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-111380]

Physical description

Albumen prints

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