Yellowstone Lake from West Side of Stevenson's Island, Yellowstone National Park, 1870-1880

Summary

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Yellowstone Lake is one of the coldest, largest, and highest lakes in North America. The shoreline covers 110 miles at an elevation of almost 8,000 feet above sea level. This photograph was taken from Stevenson Island, which became a popular spot for fish fries during tourist excursions on the lake.

Yellowstone National Park, established 1872, was America's first national park. Yellowstone Lake is one of the coldest, largest, and highest lakes in North America. The shoreline covers 110 miles at an elevation of almost 8,000 feet above sea level. This photograph was taken from Stevenson Island, which became a popular spot for fish fries during tourist excursions on the lake.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1870-1880

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.DPC.04348

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.375 in

Width: 9.75 in

Inscriptions

On front: 04348. YELLOWSTONE LAKE FROM WEST SIDE OF STEVENSON'S ISLAND. Marked on back: - In pencil at top: 04348 - Center, in pencil: 2114 [or 3114?] - Center, lower half: RETURN TO NEGATIVE VAULT

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