Fargo, D.T. Published by F. Jay Haynes, (c.1883). Stereoview. Albumen photograph [9.5 cm x 15 cm] on a curved yellow 'F. Jay Haynes, Fargo D.T.' mount [10 cm x 18 cm] with the title printed in black beneath the right image in the margin. Nice contrasts. Description of the park on the reverse. Item #5433
"That Intensely interesting locality known as the National Park, is situated in the northwest corner of Wyoming Territory, 900 hundred miles west of St. Paul, on the proposed line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The Park is 55 by 65 miles in extent, and contains more wonders than any other locality in the world." - from the reverse. This is from the first series of Yellowstone stereovioews produced by F. Jay Haynes.
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.