Yellowstone Park : color photogravures by F. Jay Haynes, [between 1890-1910]

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Yellowstone Park : color photogravures by F. Jay Haynes
Date (inclusive): [between 1890-1910]
Collection number: 94/11
Creator: Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921, photographer.
Physical Description: 1 album (20 photogravures) : color ; 28 x 38 cm (album)

Photogravures are signed "Haynes-Photo."

Color photogravures are numbered 1-20, and mounted, one to a page, on leaves of heavy textured cream paper; printed captions below image.

Bound in heavy textured tan wrappers, secured with three tan ties in three holes along left margin; title and author printed in dark brown on upper cover.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box title: "Yellowstone Park."
Abstract: An album of twenty color photogravures, printed in Germany, possibly between 1890 and 1910, of views of Yellowstone National Park taken by F. Jay Haynes, who started photographing the park beginning in 1881.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Yellowstone Park : color photogravures by F. Jay Haynes (Collection 94/11). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 


Professional photographer, publisher, and photographic historian of the Northwest and Yellowstone National Park. F. Jay Haynes was born in Saline, Michigan in 1853, and learned the photography business in Ripon, Wisconsin, where he found himself after working as a traveling salesman. In 1876, he and his young wife established a studio in Moorhead, Minnesota, and Haynes began working for the Northern Pacific Railroad as the company expanded west, providing them with marketing and publicity photographs of their trains, depots, and sites along their routes. Riding the rails on a free pass from the Northern Pacific, Haynes was able to travel all over the great Northwest, and photograph whatever he wanted. He later bought his own railroad car from the company, and had it outfitted as a photographic studio. As the Palace Studio Car traveled from town to town, Haynes took photographs for local customers, and sold them prints on return visits. In 1881, Haynes began photographing Yellowstone Park, and over the following years, set up several photo studios within the Park. Haynes served as official photographer for the visit of President Chester A. Arthur to Yellowstone in 1883, and for the winter expedition through the Park led by Arctic explorer, Frederick Schwatka, in 1887. Haynes was the first to photograph Yellowstone at that time of year. Haynes' son, Jack Ellis Haynes, took over the business in 1916, and continued as official photographer of Yellowstone until his death in 1962.

Scope and Content

No. 1. Gardiner Canyon -- No. 2. Liberty Cap and Hotel -- No. 3. Mammoth Hot Springs -- No. 4. Golden Gate -- No. 5. Obsidian Cliff -- No. 6. Norris Geyser Basin -- No. 7. Paint Pots Fountain -- No. 8. Morning Glory Spring -- No. 9. Grotto Geyser Formation -- No. 10. Punch Bowl Spring -- No. 11. Emerald Pool -- No. 12. Old Faithful Inn -- No. 13. Old Faithful Geyser -- No. 14. Keppler Cascades -- No. 15. Hot Spring Cone -- No. 16. Lake Hotel -- No. 17. Rapids Above Upper Falls -- No. 18. Canyon from Artist's Point -- No. 19. Canyon from Inspiration Point -- No. 20. Great Falls, 360 Ft.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Old Faithful Inn (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Lake Hotel (Yellowstone National Park) --Pictorial works.
Geysers --Yellowstone National Park --Pictorial works.
Hot springs --Yellowstone National Park --Pictorial works.
Waterfalls --Yellowstone National Park --Pictorial works.
Rapids --Yellowstone National Park --Pictorial works.
Yellowstone National Park --Pictorial works.
Old Faithful Geyser (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Liberty Cap (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Obsidian Cliff (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Mammoth Hot Springs (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Norris Geyser Basin (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Morning Glory Pool Spring (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Grotto Geyser (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River (Wyo.) --Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints
Photograph albums

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.
For additional information on F. Jay Haynes, see F. Jay Haynes, photographer, published by the Montana Historical Society, 1981; and Edward W. Nolan, Northern Pacific views: the railroad photography of F. Jay Haynes, 1876-1905 (Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press, 1983).