Crater of Old Faithful

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    Title: Crater of Old Faithful
    Creator: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
    Date: ca. 1871-1875
    Part Of: Les geysers d'Amerique

    Description: This image is page 22 of an album that includes 26 photographs of Yellowstone geysers made by William Henry Jackson in 1871 and 1872, while the Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories surveyed Yellowstone. "Crater of the Old Faithful, at the upper end and southern end of the basin, so named from the regularity of its eruptions, occurring once an hour with but very slight variations … It has built up a mound about twenty feet in height, with some most beautiful cauliflower-like formations, exquisitely beaded, with thousands of pearls, and when wet after the eruptions each one glistens and sparkles like the real gem. The orifice is about three feet in diameter." (Entry in the Descriptive catalogue of the photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1874, p. 44).

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print; albumen; 17.3 x 22.2 cm. on 27 x 35 cm. mount
    Form/Genre: Photographs; Photographic prints; Albumen prints; Landscape photographs; Photograph albums
    File: ag1982_0124x_22_crater_old_faithful_opt.jpg

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