Grand Cañon of the Colorado

  • William H. Jackson, Grand Cañon of the Colorado, ca. 1880, albumen silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1994.91.85

Exhibition Label
William Henry Jackson spent the years between 1870 and 1879 as the official photographer for Ferdinand V. Harden’s U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. While working on this federally supported expedition, Jackson photographed the largely unsettled Western frontier, including the region that is now called Yellowstone National Park. Jackson’s photographs of Western subjects hung in the parlors of thousands of homes, and stimulated interest in the region among the business people and tourists alike.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
Grand Cañon of the Colorado
Artist
Date
ca. 1880
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet and image: 21 1/8 x 16 7/8 in. (53.7 x 42.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
albumen silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – mountain
  • Landscape – river – Colorado River
  • Figure group
  • Landscape – canyon – Grand Canyon of the Colorado
Object Number
1994.91.85
Palette
Linked Open Data
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