Yellowstone Park, WY: Haynes, . Large silver gelatin photograph [49.5 cm x 39 cm] on a white heavy stock [50.5 cm x 40 cm] 'Haynes, Yellowstone Park' blind stamped in the lower right corner. The reverse contains a Haynes number (manuscript). Image is in lovely condition with strong contrasts. Item #2055
Frank Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was employed by the Northern Pacific RR in 1875 to take pictures along their route from Minnesota to the West Coast for advertising and promotional purposes. From 1884 through 1915 Haynes operated a lucrative service industry in Yellowstone National Park making and selling souvenir photographs, taking pictures of tour parties, and publishing graphic souvenirs. F. Jay Haynes was known as the "Official Park Photographer."