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Emigrants pioneering west

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2724

Scope and Contents

This item is a photographic reproduction of Otto Jacobi's painting, Emigrants pioneering west, by the William Notman Studio. The print appeared in a book of photographic selections by William Notman in 1865, though the painting itself is now gone.


  • approximately 1865


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Emigrants pioneering west must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Otto Reinhold Jacobi (1812-1901) was born in Königsberg, in Western Prussia. Jacobi studied art in Königsberg and Berlin before entering the Düsseldorf Fine Arts Academy, where he studied with Johann Wilkem Schirmer. From 1840 to 1860, he was employed by a German prince in Wiesbaden. Then around 1860 he emigrated to Canada, settling in Montréal. Jacobi worked as a landscape painter around Montréal, Québec, Ottawa and Kingston. In 1890 he left Canada to live with his brother in Ardoch, North Dakota, remaining there until his death in 1901.


1 folder

1 item

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Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

Photograph was found on a bottom shelf in the vault of the Special Collections Dept. in 1996, but did not appear to be connected with any other collection.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Publication: Robert S. Duncanson in Montreal, 1863-1865 / Allan Pringle. American Art Journal 17, no. 4 (Autumn, 1985), p. 28-50.

Emigants pioneering west
Abe Austin
2012 April 05
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States