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William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) - A photographer and painter, Jackson is best known as the first person to photograph the wonders of Yellowstone and other places in the American West, such as Mesa Verde, Colorado and Yosemite, California. Working with U.S. Geological Survey Teams, private companies, museums, and railroads, he not only documented the American West, but, all of the United States as wells numerous locations throughout the world.
In 1897, he became a partner in the Detroit Publishing Co., also called the Detroit Photographic Co, who, at the time had the exclusive rights to the photochrom process for the American market. This process allowed color enhancement of black-and white photography.

Aspen - Silver Mine

Aspen - Silver Mine

Bannock Indians, 1878

Bannock Indians, 1878

Cascade, CO - Cathedral Park

Cascade, CO - Cathedral Park

Chicago, IL - Chicago River Elevators, 1900.

Chicago, IL - Chicago River Elevators, 1900.

Chicago, IL - State Street, 1900

Chicago, IL - State Street, 1900

Colorado Pack Train

Colorado Pack Train

Colorado Placer mining

Colorado Placer mining

Colorado Round-up, 1900

Colorado Round-up, 1900

Columbia River below the Cascades, WA/OR, 1901

Columbia River below the Cascades, WA/OR, 1901

Cowboy throwing lariat, around 1900

Cowboy throwing lariat, around 1900

Cowboy, about 1900.

Cowboy, about 1900.

Cripple Creek - Battle Mountain Mines

Cripple Creek - Battle Mountain Mines

Cripple Creek, CO - Town View, 1900

Cripple Creek, CO - Town View, 1900

Crow Indian, 1902

Crow Indian, 1902

Dwight, IL - About 1900

Dwight, IL - About 1900

Gloucester, MA - Annisquam Light, 1904

Gloucester, MA - Annisquam Light,  1904

Heart of the Rockies, 1901

Heart of the Rockies, 1901

Hopi Antelope priests snake dance, 1902

Hopi Antelope priests snake dance, 1902

Hopi Indian Bringing in the Harvest

Hopi Indian Bringing in the Harvest

Isleta Pueblo woman, 1910

Isleta Pueblo woman, 1910