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America's History in the Making

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Postcard of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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F. Jay and Jack Haynes, POSTCARD OF THE GRAND CANYON OF THE YELLOWSTONE (n.d.). Courtesy of Yellowstone National Park.

Creator F. Jay and Jack Haynes
Context The period shortly after the creation of Yellowstone as a national park
Audience Tourists and potential tourists
Purpose To promote Yellowstone National Park as a tourist destination

Historical Significance

F. Jay Haynes and his son, Jack, photographed Yellowstone National Park from 1881 until Jack Haynes' death in 1962. The father and son team produced thousands of photographs that sold as postcards and guidebooks to market Yellowstone to national tourists. Their photographs also reached a global audience when they appeared in European resorts, international publications, and onboard Atlantic steamers.

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