Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||William Henry Jackson|
|Context||An 1871 U.S. Geological expedition to survey the sources of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers|
|Audience||U.S. Geological Survey, Congress, and (later) the general public|
|Purpose||To photograph Yellowstone's geologic features and landscapes.|
William Henry Jackson was the photographer for Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden's U.S. Geological Survey of the territories. Jackson worked closely with Moran to document parts of Wyoming, the Green River, and the Yellowstone region. Jackson's photographs and Moran's artwork helped persuade Congress to pass legislation establishing Yellowstone as the first national park in 1872.