[St. Paul, MN]: Haynes, (c.1900). Mammoth silver gelatin photograph [45 cm x 60 cm] / [18" x 24"] in a contemporary (original?) wooden frame [60 cm x 75 cm] / [24" x 30"]. Image has strong contrasts and is in nice condition. This his not been examined out of the frame. Item #4196
Large image of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River from Artist Point (F.J. Haynes named the Point, mistakenly believing that this was the location that Moran used to paint his famous work of the Lower Falls).
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.