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Collection Overview

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Library Collection of William Henry Jackson Photographs
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nz806108v
Dates:
1880-1899
Size:
2 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1; B-000835
Language:
English

Abstract

This collection consists of five cabinet card Albumen photographs and one photograph album. The cabinet cards depict depict Pikes Peak in Colorado and the surrounding environs. The photograph album consists of 115 images of Colorado primarily, with some images of New Mexico, that depict various scenes of frontier towns, railroads, and natural landscapes. Most, if not all, of the photographs can be attributed to the American photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), known for his iconic Indian portraits and landscape photographs of the American West.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The photograph album contains images of Colorado and New Mexico that depict various scenes of frontier towns, railroads, and natural landscapes. Most, if not all, of the photographs can be attributed to William Henry Jackson who at the time owned a commercial studio in Denver. Most of the prints include the label "W.H. Jackson Photo., Denver, Colo"; most also display the negative titles and numbers. The album's spine reads "Souvenirs of Colorado."

The cabinet card photographs all feature images of Pikes Peak in Colorado and surrounding areas. Each photograph is captioned and stamped on the back. Four of the photographs have a stamp that reads "W.H. Jackson Photograph and Publishing Co., Denver, Col." and the last photograph has a stamp that reads "The Chain & Hardy Co. Art Dealers, Denver, Col." On the front of each photograph "The W.H. Jackson Photo. Co.," is printed in the bottom left corner.

Collection Creator Biography:

Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

American photographer, artist and explorer, William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) is known for his iconic Indian portraits and landscape photographs of the American West. After working for the Union Pacific Railroad and the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) throughout the 1870s, Jackson moved to Denver in 1879 and opened a commercial studio. There he continued to photograph the West, taking on many side projects photographing for hotels and railroad companies like the Mexican Central, New York Central, and the Baltimore & Ohio.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased, 2014. (AM 2015-29). Cabinet card photographs were purchased in 2016. (AM 2017-79).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2014 processing.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in October 2014. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in October 2014.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Library Collection of William Henry Jackson Photographs; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nz806108v
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184