William Henry Jackson photograph collection, circa 1869-1870s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

William Henry Jackson photograph collection
circa 1869-1870s (inclusive)
28 photographs
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The William Henry Jackson photograph collection contains photographs of various sites in Colorado and Utah taken by William Henry Jackson, some are from the Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad series.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


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These photographs were purchased piecemeal, and so constitute an "artificial" collection that can be added to easily. The photographs were arranged first by format, then by the original series numbers, except in the case of stereograph 1:1:A which had no series title and no number. Others were numbered in hand-writing and these numbers were considered reliable. The captions, including spelling and punctuation, were copied verbatum.

It is difficult to date the photographs, as Jackson traveled so extensively in these areas both with the Union Pacific and the U.S.G.S. It is doubtful that any of them date as late as the 1880s, however.

The photographs are all albumen prints, with the exception of 1:2:50117, which is a "photochrom," a color lithographic process used by the Detroit Photographic Co. Many of the stereographs are quite worn and faded, but the 6.5 X 4.25 prints and the oversize items are in very good to excellent condition.

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Travels with Union Pacific and the U.S.G.S.Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
Photograph number 89: "West from Tunnel No. 4, Weber Canon" [Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad series]Photograph number 95: "Weber Canon" [Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad series]Photograph number 101: Devil's Slide, Weber Canyon.Photograph number 155: Great Salt Lake City.(Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad, Wm. H. Jackson, Photographer, Omaha, Neb.)Photograph number 171: "West Bank of Green River" [Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad series]Photograph number 176: Green River Butte, WyomingPhotograph number A: Railroad workers and the 1,000 mile tree (1,000 miles west of Omaha, Nebraska), ca. 1870 [No number, no series]Photograph number 441: "Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, 350 Feet" [Scenery of the Yellowstone series, 1871 (U.S.G.S.)]Photograph number 4745: "Provo Falls" [W.H. Jackson & Co., Photographers]Photograph number 4739: "Lake Phoebe, Big Cottonwood Canon" [W.H. Jackson & Co., Photographers]
Prints, 6.5 X 4.25
Photograph number 804: "The Royal Gorge"Photograph number 812: "Suspended Bridge in the Royal Gorge"Photograph number 814: "Across Royal Gorge"Photograph number 841: "Echo Cliffs, Grand River, D. & R.G.R.R."Photograph number 1007: "Marshall Pass" [Includes good shot of train]Photograph number 1009: "Marshall Pass and Mt. Ouray"
Prints, 6.5 X 4.25
Photograph number 4402: "Black Canon of the Gunnison"Photograph number 4404: "Currecanti Needle"Photograph number 4405: "Curicante Needle, Canon of the Gunnison"Photograph number 4408: "Approaching the Black Canon" [Photo includes two fishermen on the banks of the river]Photograph number 5201: "San Jose. Ferro-Carri(c?) C.M.
Prints, 6.5 X 4.25
Photograph number 4429A: "Castle Gate"Photograph number 4430: "Castle Gate, Price Canon, Utah"Photograph number 4603: "Devil's Slide, Weber Canon"Photograph number 4828: "Great Salt Lake" (Black Rock)Photograph number 5: "Brigham Young's Grave, Salt Lake City" W.H. Jackson & Co. Rocky Mountain Scenery, Denver, Colorado.
Chief Sevara and Family
Photograph number 1-4: Chief Sevara and Family
Photograph number 1-2: landscapes

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Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description
Soda springs on Bear River, Wasatch Range
Photograph number 317: "Soda Springs on Bear River, Extinct Basins, Hot Springs Series." [U.S.G.S.]Photograph number 50117: "The Wasatch Range from the Valley of the Jordan" [Color photochrom, copyright 1900 by the Detroit Photographic Co.]

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Union Pacific Railroad--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Colorado--Photographs
  • Utah--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Albumen prints--1869-1879
  • Stereographs--1869-1879