Crissman, Joshua, 1833-1922
Joshua Crissman (1833-1922) was a photographer in the Western United States.
Joshua Crissman was born July 29, 1833 in Madison, Ohio. He probably began taking photographs during the Civil War, and moved to the Western United States circa 1868. He moved around Wyoming and Utah taking pictures, and he settled in Bozeman, Montana in 1871, where he was involved with William Henry Jackson in taking photos for the Hayden expedition of Yellowstone country. The stereoviews produced during this expedition, and Crissman's willingness to sell them to individuals and companies for publication, helped make him a popular photographer. After the scientific expedition, Crissman continued photographing Yellowstone's geysers, springs, and tourist attractions until the summer of 1874. His stereograph series, from 1871-1874, are called the "Views of Yellowstone National Park." Around 1874 he again moved around the western United States and continued to operate photography companies until his death in 1922.
Citation:The Yellowstone Stereoview Page, via WWW, 23 June 2017 (Joshua Crissman; b. July 29, 1833; d. 1922)
Yellowstone Stereoviews (Birth and death date, where he moved and lived, his professional activities, the Hayden expidition, how he became famous, nature of his stereographs, "Views of Yellowstone National Park," photography companies) http://yellowstonestereoviews.com/publishers/crissman.html
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Contains 36 Yellowstone National Park black and white stereographs, with a few duplicates of varying quality. The dates range from 1871 to 1910. The stereographs were produced by several photographers, the main contributors being Joshua Crissman, Henry Bird Calfee, and the Nelson (Nelse) partnership.
Contains a single colored stereograph taken by an unknown photographer in approximately 1910. It is a photograph of a train station at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park.