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William Henry Jackson

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Jennifer Wanburg

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of William Henry Jackson

William Henry Jackson (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr * Life as a Photographer Early Life Other facts Born in Keesville, New York April 4, 1843
Talented water colorist
Joined union Army
Began as a Civil War art journalist Died NY, 1842 age 99 Great-great nephew of Samuel Wilson, progenitor of America's national symbol Uncle Sam
1893: Photographs commissioned by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition.
1897-1924: Joins Detroit Photographic Company
Negatives become standard for Company's postcard and photographic view business
Technical advisor for film "Gone with the Wind." 1869 Asked to join expedition to photograph Yellowstone region
1870, Rocky Mountains as well
Carried three cameras
Stereoscopic
"Whole-Plate" cards
18x22 camera
1872 Convinced U.S. Congress to make Yellostone a national park Mount Jackson
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