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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:

William Henry Jackson watercolor of William Henry Jackson and Bill Maddern crossing Mojave Desert, 1867 February 14

 Item — Box 3: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621884], Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 1
Scope and Contents note

Watercolor of William Henry Jackson and friend waving jackets at long horn cattle by roadside. Includes holographic inscription by Jackson. An early sketch (prior to Jackson's work with United States Geological Survey).

Dates: Other: 1867 February 14

Wm. H. Jackson, 1924, 1924

 Item — Box 8: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233621934], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2 Item 894
Scope and Contents note

A three-quarters length portrait of Jackson, autographed in ink.

Dates: Other: 1924

Wm. H. Jackson, 1924

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS_1608_p66_b6_f5_894a

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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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