Plate XXXVII - First Boat on Yellowstone Lake

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Pictured are two men in a boat on 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 and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
  • Geological Survey (U.S.)


  • See also number SIA_007177_B14_F16_I02
  • See also number SPI_1511

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2018-111385

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  • 1873
  • C. 1873

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • Geologists


  • Yellowstone Lake (Wyo.)
  • Yellowstone River


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-111385]

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