William Henry Holmes with other members of the Hayden Survey

ID: 17682C or MAH-17682C

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 27, Folder 7

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Dr. William H. Holmes, first curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), now the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), (standing, right) with William H. Jackson (standing, left), Story B. Ladd (seated, left) and George B. Chittenden (seated, right). This photograph was taken in an art gallery in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. A landscape painting by artist Thomas Moran, "The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone," (1893-1901) is visible in the background. Posing in front of this painting was appropriate because the four men were all members of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1871-1877, also known as the Hayden Survey, which took them through Yellowstone.


  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Moran, Thomas 1837-1926
  • Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • Hayden Survey
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


For a drawing of all four men plus Ferdinand V. Hayden, see Negative Number 8920-B; for another photo of all four men see Negative Number 8920-D and Negative Number 17682.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 27, Folder 7

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


circa 1930

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  • Art
  • Chittenden, George B
  • Ladd, Story B
  • Art museums
  • Yellowstone Survey
  • United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1871-1877
  • Exhibitions
  • Art--Exhibitions
  • Art museum curators
  • Art museum directors
  • Painting


Yellowstone National Park


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

17682C or MAH-17682C

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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