Old Faithful Inn and Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, 1935

Summary

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Old Faithful Inn, a grand hotel built alongside Old Faithful geyser in 1903-4, was the first true rustic-style western resort. Self-trained architect Robert Reamer designed it to fit in with nature rather than--like other fancy resorts of the time--to provide an escape from it.

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Old Faithful Inn, a grand hotel built alongside Old Faithful geyser in 1903-4, was the first true rustic-style western resort. Self-trained architect Robert Reamer designed it to fit in with nature rather than--like other fancy resorts of the time--to provide an escape from it.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

88.20.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Virginia and John Heymoss.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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