Sixteen drawings prepared by artist James D. Hutton (died 1868) while with United States Army Captain W. F. Raynolds' expedition
of the Yellowstone River Valley in 1859-1860, as well as one ca. 1847 drawing of Costa Rica.
James D. Hutton, artist, photographer, topographer, and younger brother of the notable topographical artist William Rich Hutton,
was born in Washington D.C. around 1828. When James' uncle, William Rich, was assigned duty in California as a U.S. Army
Paymaster, both James and his brother William went with him. After traveling through Central and South America, they arrived
San Francisco in April 1847. James was the artist for the 1855 expedition of Lt. R. S. Williamson and Lt. Henry L. Abbott
find a route for a railroad from San Francisco to the Columbia River, as well as, Capt. William F. Raynolds' exploration
Yellowstone River Valley in 1859-1860 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Hutton joined the Confederate Army
in 1861 and saw action at the Battle of Pilot Knob.
After the Civil War, he moved to Mexico where he died in 1868.
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