A Typical Bed Chamber in the Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, circa 1905

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. Architect Robert Reamer designed it to fit in with nature rather than--like other fancy resorts--to provide an escape from it. The interior continued the rustic look.

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. Architect Robert Reamer designed it to fit in with nature rather than--like other fancy resorts--to provide an escape from it. The interior continued the rustic look.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1905

Creators

Glover, L. S. (Lycurgus S.), 1858-1935 

Detroit Publishing Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Lycurgus S. Glover. Published by Detroit Publishing Co., Detroit, Michigan.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.DPC.018202

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Toning (Photography)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 6.938 in

Width: 9.25 in

Inscriptions

Marked on back: - Top, center, in pencil: A Typical Bed Chamber in the Old Faithful Inn, Upper Geyser Basin, Y. N. Park - Left, in blue pencil: 018202 (circled) / C - Right, in pencil: 2073 -- G

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