Plate XLIX - Yellowstone Lake

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Pictured is the small southern arm of Yellowstone Lake. This image was taken as part of the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Surveys of the Territories. William Henry Jackson, then a budding photographer, took thousands of photographs for the survey, most notably the first images of the headwaters of the Yellowstone River.


  • Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887
  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
  • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2018-055252

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • Geologists


  • Yellowstone Lake (Wyo.)
  • Yellowstone River


Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-055252]

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