Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park, 1870-1890

Summary

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Old Faithful is the most famous and celebrated geyser in the park--and indeed the world. Members of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, who camped near this geyser, named it Old Faithful because they discovered that it erupted at frequent and regular intervals (averaging about every ninety minutes).

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Old Faithful is the most famous and celebrated geyser in the park--and indeed the world. Members of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, who camped near this geyser, named it Old Faithful because they discovered that it erupted at frequent and regular intervals (averaging about every ninety minutes).

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1908

Subject Date

1870-1890

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.DPC.070658

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Toning (Photography)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 9.75 in

Width: 7.875 in

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