Art: Camera Pioneer

When William Henry Jackson was mustered out of the Army of the Potomac after the battle of Gettysburg, he drifted west, finally settled in Omaha. There he started a flourishing business in tintypes and stereopticon views. When the U. S. Geological Survey decided to chart the badlands of Wyoming, Photographer Jackson was asked to go along to take pictures. The pictures he took, of Wyoming's geysers and waterfalls, were directly responsible for Congress' decision to put the small rectangle of Yellowstone National Park on the map of the U. S.

By the 1870s Jackson had become the best-known and most...

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