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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1843 - 1942

Biography

William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was a landscape photographer of the American West.

William Henry Jackson was born April 4, 1843, in Keeseville, New York. He was a man of great energy and love for the outdoors and especially the breadth and heights of the mountain West. His life spanned the first century of the new visual art of photography and the great era of westward expansion. He began his photography career in 1858 in New York as a photographic retouching artist in the burgeoning photography industry and ended it in New York City with his death in 1942. In between these years he became increasingly proficient in his chosen field through his studio and field work in Omaha, Nebraska, his nine year odyssey as the official photographer with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden’s United States Geological Survey of the Territories, his 15 years in Denver, Colorado, 17 months of Asian and Pacific travel with the World Transportation Commission, his 27 years in Detroit associated with the Detroit Photographic Company and its successor the Detroit Publishing Company, and finally his highly productive "so-called" retirement years from 1924 to 1942. He died on June 30, 1942, in New York, New York at the age of 99.

Citation:
U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. Catalogue of the photographs ... 1875.

An eye for history, the paintings of William Henry Jackson, from the collection at the Oregon Trail Museum, 1999?: t.p. (William Henry Jackson) p. viii (Union soldier, explorer, photographer, and artist for the Hayden Surveys of the Territories in the 1870s; autobiography, Time exposure) p. 2 (age 92 in 1935) p. 84 (d. in 1942)

William Henry Jackson, frontier photographer and artist, from National Park Service web site, 8/20/1999 (William Henry Jackson - 1843-1942; b. Apr. 4, 1843 in Keeseville, New York; d. June 30, 1942 in New York, ,New York)

Brigham Young University William Henry Jackson Digital Collection, via WWW, Mar. 12, 2015 (b. Apr. 4, 1843 in Keeseville, N.Y.; was a man of great energy and love for the outdoors and especially the breadth and heights of the mountain west; his life spanned the first century of the new visual art of photography and the great era of westward expansion; began his photography career in 1858 in New York as a photographic retouching artist in the burgeoning photography industry and ended it in New York City with his death in 1942; In between these years he became increasingly proficient in his chosen field through his studio and field work in Omaha, Neb., his nine year odyssey as the official photographer with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden's United States Geological Survey of the Territories, his 15 years in Denver, Colo., 17 months of Asian and Pacific travel with the World Transportation Commission, his 27 years in Detroit associated with the Detroit Photographic Company and its successor the Detroit Publishing Company, and finally his highly productive "so-called" retirement years from 1924-1942; died on June 30, 1942 in New York, New York at the age of 99)

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Red Sandstones, Near Platte Canyon / William Henry Jackson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232573664]
Identifier: MSS 8626
Scope and Contents

Materials include one photograph printed on a card. The photograph shows a desert landscape with large sandstone rock formations. Two men are seen conversing in the bottom right corner and a horse-drawn carriage with some men is in the center. The photographer is William Henry Jackson. Materials dated approximately 1880.

Dates: 1877

Reise-Erinnerungen photograph album

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 8745
Scope and Contents Materials include a photograph album containing photographs gathered throughout the original owner's travels, with the words "Reise-Erinnerungen," German for "Travel Memories," inscribed on the cover. Included are photographs of San Francisco, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado; Niagara Falls; New York City, New York; and Washington, D.C. These photographs were taken by I.W. Taber, William Henry Jackson, J.S. Johnston, and Gebrüder Wehrli, among other unidentified...
Dates: 1897

Self-portrait of William Henry Jackson

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS_1608_p66_osc4_1075a

Self-portrait of William Henry Jackson, 1873

 Item — Box 17: Series 2, Folder: data_value_missing_62337568dccb9070f461b134e4d09ea8
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 1075
Scope and Contents note

Self-portrait of William Henry Jackson.

Dates: Other: 1873

The Explorers Club tribute to William H. Jackson on his ninieth birthday, 1933

 Item — Box 8: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621934], Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 844
Scope and Contents note

A painting at the top of a card with signatures below.

Dates: Other: 1933

W. H. J. Crossing Alpine Pass, 1879-1894

 Item — Box 5: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621900], Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 290
Scope and Contents note

Photograph of Jackson on skis with a rifle, in a snow-covered mountain pass.

Dates: Other: 1879-1894

W. H. J. Crossing Alpine Pass

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS_1608_p66_b3_f4_290a

W. H. Jackson, 1940, 1940

 Item — Box 8: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621934], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 896
Scope and Contents note

An autographed photograph by the "Pack Bros N.Y."

Dates: Other: 1940

W. H. Jackson, 1940

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS_1608_p66_b6_f5_896a

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Type
Archival Object 27
Digital Record 25
Collection 12
 
Subject
Photographs 48
Gelatin silver prints 36
Albumen prints 7
Drawings 6
Images 4
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Material Types 4
Art -- West (U.S.) 3
Artists -- United States 3
Correspondence 3
Indians of North America -- Photographs 3
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works 3
Oil paintings 3
Overland journeys to the Pacific 3
Photographers -- United States 3
Photographic prints 3
Publications 3
Social Life and Customs 3
Alpine Pass (Colo.) -- Photographs 2
Artists' preparatory studies -- Pictorial works 2
Automobiles -- Photographs 2
Berthoud Pass (Colo.) -- Photographs 2
Christmas cards -- Photographs 2
Deserts -- California -- Pictorial works 2
Explorers Club -- Photographs 2
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.) -- Photographs 2
Glacier Gulch (Wyo.) -- Photographs 2
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.) -- Photographs 2
Greeting cards -- Photographs 2
Hayden Expedition (U.S.) -- Photographs 2
Hayden Geological Survey (U.S.) -- Photographs 2
Mojave Desert (Calif.) -- Pictorial works 2
Mountain goat -- Pictorial works 2
Photograph albums 2
Photographers -- United States -- Photographs 2
Plaques, plaquettes -- Photographs 2
Pony express -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Photographs 2
Red Buttes (Natrona County, Wyo.) -- Photographs 2
Rocky Mountains -- Pictorial works 2
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- Photographs 2
Signs and signboards -- Pictorial works 2
Skis and skiing -- Colorado -- Photographs 2
Teton National Forest (Wyo.) -- Photographs 2
Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho) -- Pictorial works 2
Texas longhorn cattle -- Pictorial works 2
Valleys -- Wyoming -- Photographs 2
Watercolors (Paintings) 2
West (U.S.) -- Photographs 2
Adobe houses -- Photographs 1
Agriculture and Natural Resources 1
Algiers (Algeria) -- Photographs 1
Australia -- Photographs 1
Cabinet photographs 1
Canyons -- Utah -- Photographs 1
China -- Photographs 1
Cities and towns -- Colorado -- Photographs 1
Cities and towns -- Utah -- Photographs 1
City and Town Life 1
Cliff-dwellings -- Utah -- San Juan County -- Photographs 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Colorado -- Photographs 1
DVDs 1
Dakota Indians -- Pictorial works 1
Dakota Indians -- Portraits 1
Denver (Colo.) -- Photographs 1
Diaries 1
Echo Canyon (Utah) -- Photographs 1
Egypt -- Photographs 1
Environment and Conservation 1
Environmental Conditions 1
Expeditions and Adventure 1
Fox Indians -- Pictorial works 1
Fox Indians -- Portraits 1
Green River (Utah) -- Photographs 1
Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah) -- Photographs 1
Home and Family 1
Immigration and American Expansion 1
India -- Photographs 1
Indians of North America -- Portraits 1
Indians of North America -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Interviews 1
Japan -- Photographs 1
Labor -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Landscapes -- Colorado -- Photographs 1
Landscapes -- Photographs 1
Landscapes -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Apostles 1
Latter Day Saint pioneers -- Photographs 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Letters 1
Mandan Indians -- Pictorial works 1
Mandan Indians -- Portraits 1
Mdewakanton Indians -- Pictorial works 1
Mdewakanton Indians -- Portraits 1
Media and Communication 1
Mines and Mineral Resources 1
Mormons -- Photographs 1
New York (N.Y.) -- Photographs 1
New Zealand -- Photographs 1
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Photographs 1
Ogden Canyon (Utah) -- Photographs 1
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