Yellowstone National Park, 1904

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Title

Yellowstone National Park, 1904

Description

Southward-looking panorama straddles the genres of landscape painting, bird's eye view, and travel promotion. Although created by noted painter its appeal is easy to see for the Northern Pacific Railroad and its excursionary Yellowstone Park Line.

The work shows natural features (Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Lake, geysers), several hotels, tourist features (wigwams, horse-drawn wagons), and of course the railroad infrastructure bringing visitors to the national park. Fort Yellowstone, located near the Mammoth Hot Springs, had been a necessary presence in the park's earlier days due to illegal poaching, mining, and tree-cutting.

This bird's eye view appears in OpenValley as a contrast to the more minimalist style used by Lucien R. Burleigh for a map of Caledonia, the subject of this story map.

Creator

Wellge, H. (Henry)
Northern Pacific Railway Company

Date

1904

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4262y.ct003224

Format

jpeg, 756 KB

Type

Bird's eye view

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

67 x 111 cm