Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1959. First Edition. 345pp. Octavo [24.5] Green cloth with the title and bands gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine. Fold-out map present at p. 333. Item #4382
Edited, with introduction and notes by LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen. Tenth volume in the well-received series 'Far West and the Rockies.' William Henry Jackson, the famous 'pioneer photographer,' made his first trip to the far West in 1866. He went as far as Salt Lake City as a bullwhacker with a wagon train. After journeying on to Los Angeles and spending some months in the vicinity, he helped drive a band of wild horses back over the trail to the East. His detailed diary reports the trip. In 1873-74 Jackson was employed by the United States Geographical Survey as photographer. the diary records his experiences in the Colorado Mountains among the Utes.
William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was one of the most prolific (and maybe the most famous) of Western photographers. During his lengthy career, Jackson photographed numerous views of the West between Nebraska and California, from cliff dwellings to industrial urban centers. Clark/Brunet 118.