Frank Jay Haynes photographs, circa 1879-1891  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921
Frank Jay Haynes photographs
circa 1879-1891 (inclusive)
22 photographic prints (1 box) : cabinet cards ; various sizes
Collection Number
Photographs of the landscape in Yellowstone National Park and in Southeast Alaska, circa 1879-1891
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

F. Jay Haynes was a photographer who traveled extensively in the West and who was best known for his early photographs of Yellowstone National Park. He was also the official photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad, and for a time he even maintained a special railroad car equipped as a mobile photography studio which was called the "Haynes Palace Studio." He opened his first studio in 1876 in Moorhead, Minnesota, and in 1879 opened a larger studio in Fargo, North Dakota. In 1889 he began operating out of St. Paul, Minnesota. In the period just before the Yukon gold rush, when tourist travel to Alaska was increasing, Haynes traveled to Alaska in 1891. The trip was a financial success as Haynes was able to tap into the high demand for stereoscopic prints and other photographs, although the most valuable photographs were those he took of glaciers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the landscape in Yellowstone National Park and in Southeast Alaska.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Yellowstone views, circa 1879-1888Return to Top

Fargo, North Dakota Studio, "Boudoir Views"

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1-2 circa 1879-1888
1/1 3
Aerial view of Morning Glory Spring
circa 1879-1888
1/2 4
Eruption of Old Faithful Geyser (3521)
circa 1879-1888
1/2 5 circa 1879-1888
1/2 6 circa 1879-1888
1/3 7
Great Falls of the Yellowstone (3660)
circa 1879-1888
1/3 8 circa 1879-1888

Alaska Views , circa 1889-1891Return to Top

St. Paul, Minnesota Studio, "Boudoir Views"

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 9
Entrance to Wrangell Narrows (5401)
circa 1889-1891
1/4 10 circa 1889-1891
1/4 11 circa 1889-1891
1/4 12 circa 1889-1891
1/5 13 circa 1889-1891
1/5 14
Chilkat Peaks viewed from the water (5425)
On the reverse is a listing of the Alaska Views from 5401-5460.
circa 1889-1891
1/5 15 circa 1889-1891
1/5 16
Ocean view from Sitka
circa 1889-1891

Yellowstone ViewsReturn to Top

St. Paul, Minnesota Studio

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 17 undated
1/6 18 undated
1/6 19 undated
1/6 20
Female bear and her two cubs (16343)
1/6 21 undated
1/6 22
Beaver dam and huts on lake (20027)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Glaciers--Alaska, Southeast--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska, Southeast--Photographs
  • Yellowstone National Park--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Cabinet photographs
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs