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We are now selling off an incredible collection of vintage Western photography , This will include vintage Colorado , Mining , Town , Mining Town and Western Train photographs , This is one of the first images that we are listing here on , Its very old and its an authentic vintage photograph...We have too many to list this week but will be listing them in the coming weeks ..If you have any questions or interests please send us a note and we will get back to you ASAP
This is another incredible vintage Mining related boudiour card photograph of a Stage Coach in the Streets of Cripple Creek , Colorado by the famous Western photographer , William Henry Jackson ...This one is a fantastic vintage photograph of a real Colorado Mining Town ...There was a different one that was just listed on and it just sold for $ 3,500 .This one is boudior size which is 5"x8" on the original W H Jackson mount . This one came from a very important collection of Western photography..NOTE; This great vintage Western photograph is extremely RARE, therefore it does have a reserve on it !! Please send us your questions and we will try to answer them ASAP . We will NOT end the sale early and there is NO buy it now price on it !!!! Please do not send us any offers before the sale ends . Thank you !!!
William Henry Jackson
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William Henry Jackson
William Henry Jackson in 1862
Born(1843-04-04)April 4, 1843
Keeseville, New York
DiedJune 30, 1942(1942-06-30) (aged 99)
New York, New York
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Known for"Mountain of the Holy Cross"
(photograph of mountain in the Sawatch Range, Colorado)
William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 – June 30, 1942) was an American painter, Civil War, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. He was a great-great nephew of Samuel Wilson, the progenitor of America's national symbol Uncle Sam.
Jackson was born in Keeseville, New York, on April 4, 1843,as the first of seven children to George Hallock Jackson and Harriet Maria Allen. Harriet, a talented water-colorist, was a graduate of the Troy Female Academy, later the Emma Willard School. Painting was his passion from a very young age. By age 19 he had become a skillful, talented artist of American pre-Civil-War Visual Arts, of whom Orson Squire Fowler wrote as being "excellent as a painter".
After his boyhood in Troy, New York and Rutland, Vermont, in October 1862 Jackson at the age of 19 joined as a private in Company K of 12th Vermont Infantry of the Union Army Jackson spent much of his free time sketching drawings of his friends and various scenes of Army camp life that he sent home to his family as his way of letting them know he was safe. Later he fought in the American Civil War for nine months, including (only) one major battle, the battle of Gettysburg, but Jackson spent most of his tour on garrison duty and was guarding a supply train during the engagement. His regiment mustered out 14 July 1863. Jackson then returned to Rutland, VT, where he eventually got into creative crisis as a painter in post-Civil-War American society. Having broken his engagement to Miss Carolina Eastman he left Vermont forever, for the American West.
In 1866 Jackson boarded a Union Pacific railroad and traveled until it reached the end of the line at that time, about one hundred miles west of Omaha, Nebraska, where he then joined a wagon train heading west to Great Salt Lake as a Bullwhacker, on the Oregon Trail. In 1867 along with his brother Edward Jackson he settled down in Omaha, NE and got into the photography business. On ventures that often lasted for several days, Jackson acted as a "missionary to the Indians" around the Omaha region and it was there that Jackson made his now famous photographs of the American Indians: Osages, Otoes, Pawnees, Winnebagoes and Omahas.
Career as photographer
Survey Camp, Yellowstone National Park, 1871. Photo by William Henry Jackson
In 1869 Jackson won a commission from the Union Pacific Railroad to document the scenery along the various railroad routes for promotional purposes. When his work was discovered by Ferdinand Hayden who the man organizing a geologic survey to explore the Yellowstone region, he was asked to join the expedition.
The following year, he got a last-minute invitation to join the 1870 U.S. government survey (predecessor of USGS) of the Yellowstone River and Rocky Mountains led by Ferdinand Hayden. He also was a member of the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871  which led to the creation of Yellowstone National Park. Painter Thomas Moran was also part of the expedition, and the two artists worked closely together to document the Yellowstone region. Hayden's surveys (accompanied usually by a small detachment of the U.S. Cavalry) were annual multidisciplinary expeditions meant to chart the largely unexplored west, observe flora (plants), fauna (animals), and geological conditions (geology), and identify likely navigational routes, so as official photographer for the survey, Jackson was in a position to capture the first photographs of legendary landmarks of the West. These photographs played an important role in convincing Congress in 1872 to establish Yellowstone National Park, the first national park of the U.S. His involvement with Hayden's survey established his reputation as one of the most accomplished explorers of the American continent. Among Hayden's party were photographer Jackson and painter Thomas Moran, geologist George Allen, mineralogist Albert Peale, topographical artist Henry Elliot, botanists, and other scientists who collected numerous wildlife specimens and other natural data.
William Henry Jackson, as a member of the U. S. Geological Survey exploring the Teton country in 1872
Jackson worked in multiple camera and plate sizes, under conditions that were often incredibly difficult. His photography was based on the collodion process invented in 1848 and published in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer. Jackson traveled with as many as three camera-types—a stereographic camera (for stereoscope cards), a "whole-plate" or 8x10" plate-size camera, and one even larger, as large as 18x22". These cameras required fragile, heavy glass plates (photographic plates), which had to be coated, exposed, and developed onsite, before the wet-collodion emulsion dried. Without light metering equipment or sure emulsion speeds, exposure times required inspired guesswork, between five seconds and twenty minutes depending on light conditions.
Preparing, exposing, developing, fixing, washing then drying a single image could take the better part of an hour. Washing the plates in 160 °F hot spring water cut the drying time by more than half, while using water from snow melted and warmed in his hands slowed down the processing substantially. His photographic division of 5-7 men carried photographic equipment on the backs of mules and rifles on their shoulders - Siouxess still made scalping - Jackson's life experience (as military, as peaceful dealing with Indians) was welcomed. The weight of the glass plates and the portable darkroom limited the number of possible exposures on any one trip, and these images were taken in primitive, roadless, and physically challenging conditions. Once when the mule lost its footing, Jackson lost a month's work, having to return to untracked Rocky Mountain landscapes to remake the pictures, one of which was his celebrated view of the Mount of the Holy Cross.
Despite the delays and setbacks Jackson returned with conclusive photographic evidence of the various western landmarks that had previously seemed only a fantastic myth: the Grand Tetons, Old Faithful and the rest of Yellowstone, Colorado's Rockies and the Mount of the Holy Cross, and the uncooperative Ute Indians. Jackson's photographs of Yellowstone helped convince the U.S. Congress to make it the first National Park in March 1872.
Photo by W.H.Jackson
Railway train of the Italian Line, Marsa, 1894
Jackson exhibited photographs and clay models of Anasazi dwellings at Mesa Verde in Colorado in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. He continued traveling on the Hayden Surveys until the last one in 1878. He later established a studio in Denver, Colorado and produced a huge inventory of national and international views. Commissioned to photograph for western state exhibitions at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, he eventually produced a final portfolio of views of the just-shuttered "White City" for Director of Works and architect Daniel Burnham.
From 1890 to 1892 Jackson produced photographs for several railroad lines (included the Baltimore & Ohio RR and New York Central RR) using 18 x 22-inch glass plate negatives.
In 1893 Jackson's photographs were used by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in their exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition.
From 1894 to 1896 Jackson was a member and photographer for the World's Transportation Commission, organized by Joseph Gladding Pangborn, a publisher for the Railroad. Jackson produced more than 900 photographs for the W.T.Commission and are now part of a collection on display at the Library of congress.
We also have listed on this week a vintage photograph of a group of Miners standing or sitting next to their Cabin in the Rockys ..It is most likely a group of Colorado Miners , Its a large silver gelatin print on the original board , it is 10"x 12" including the mount .NOTE: This one is the second of two very different MINING photogaphs from the same photographer , Same exact style and format but different photographs ..DONT WAIT TIL LATER CUZ U MAY BE DISAPPOINTED if you dont buy it !!!....We do not know the photographer or the town buy it may be Cripple Creek or Leadville , which were very important Mining towns in Colorado ...I would estimage the times period at Circl ; 1880-90 . Vintage Mining related photographs like this one are very very scarce , therefore we are listing it as a buy it now because many collectors and buyers dont like to wait the 5,7 or 10 days just to find out that they missed out because of a few dollars more !!!
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On Jun-11-12 at 04:56:52 PDT, seller added the following information:
NOTE; THIS IS REALLY AN INCREDIBLE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH OF COLORADO BY W H JACKSON , WE HAVE A RESERVE ON IT BECAUSE < WE FEEL THATS ITS WORTH IS WELL OVER $1,000 , IF YOU DONT LIKE RESERVES < WE ARE SORRY BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO SELL GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR LESS THAN WE PAID OR WHAT ITS WORTH !!
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND , THAT WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING VINTAGE WESTERN PHOTOGRAPHS SINCE 1979 , THEREFORE WE KNOW HOW RARE AND INCREDIBLE THIS IMAGE IS !!
PLEASE MAKE YOUR offerS ACCORDINGLY , AND IF YOU REALLY WANT IT , PLEASE MAKE SERIOUS offerS !!! WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE
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