Paint Pots, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone Park, 1905-1906

Summary

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. This small geyser basin, located along the edge of Yellowstone Lake, consists of a stone mantle riddled with hot springs. With a continuous bubbling-up of mud, the springs resemble vast boiling pots of paint--thus, the name given to this feature.

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. This small geyser basin, located along the edge of Yellowstone Lake, consists of a stone mantle riddled with hot springs. With a continuous bubbling-up of mud, the springs resemble vast boiling pots of paint--thus, the name given to this feature.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1905-1906

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.102.202

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Phostint

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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