William Henry Jackson's the Pioneer Photographer

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Blair has painstakingly reconstructed the art, views and vision of a man who devoted his life to preserving the legacy of the American West-and it is a fascinating story.-Dean Knudsen, Historian, Scotts Bluff National Monument, National Park Service Of the many published accounts to come out of William Henry Jackson's long career, The Pioneer Photographer, first published in 1929, is widely accepted as Jackson's most trusted autobiography of his early pioneering days and his first eight years (1870-1878) as the ...
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Overview

Blair has painstakingly reconstructed the art, views and vision of a man who devoted his life to preserving the legacy of the American West-and it is a fascinating story.-Dean Knudsen, Historian, Scotts Bluff National Monument, National Park Service Of the many published accounts to come out of William Henry Jackson's long career, The Pioneer Photographer, first published in 1929, is widely accepted as Jackson's most trusted autobiography of his early pioneering days and his first eight years (1870-1878) as the official photographer for the U.S. Geological Survey.

This reconstruction of Jackson's classic work, long out of print, presents one hundred sixty photographs and early drawings, paintings and lithographs by America's best-known landscape photographer, drawing on Jackson's diaries, other published accounts, and importantly his annotations of The Pioneer Photographer to create a complete and multidimensional view of the unfolding nineteenth-century American West.

Editor Bob Blair has significantly expanded Jackson's original autobiography, reprinted here in full with the author's annotations, with seventy additional photographs, drawings, and paintings, and extensive excerpts from Jackson's writings, much of the new material drawn from archives and historical collections and never before published.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890134351
  • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Early experiences 4
Ch. 2 A plunge into unknown fields 10
Ch. 3 Bullwhacking across the plains 17
Ch. 4 Trailing California mustangs 30
Ch. 5 Photographing along with Union Pacific route 41
Ch. 6 Across Wyoming with Hayden 52
Ch. 7 First photographing of the Yellowstone 66
Ch. 8 Photographing the Grand Teton 80
Ch. 9 Among the Colorado Rockies 91
Ch. 10 Around the headwaters of the Arkansas 103
Ch. 11 Photographing the Mountain of the Holy Cross 111
Ch. 12 Photographic adventures among the Ute Indians 117
Ch. 13 Among the peaks of the San Juan 124
Ch. 14 Adventures with a larger camera 133
Ch. 15 Discovery of the cliff ruins 139
Ch. 16 In the land of the cliff dwellers 148
Ch. 17 Further adventures with the Indians 160
Ch. 18 In the land of the Pueblos 169
Ch. 19 Along old Wyoming trails again 183
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