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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Accession Number
1990/2.20

Title
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Artist(s)
William Henry Jackson

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1871

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond

Subject matter
Photographed from an elevated vantage point, this photograph depicts a vertical view looking down into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Snaking in-between the steep, rugged sides of the canyon, the Yellowstone River flows away from the viewer and winds around a bend in the distance.  In the foreground, two craggy outcroppings occupy the left and right corners of the image, each supporting scraggily copses of lodgepole pines. Compositionally, these two corners form a symmetrical framing that echoes the shape of the cavernous canyon beyond.  

Physical Description
Photographed from a high vantage point, this image depicts a vertical view looking down into a rugged canyon with a river running along its bottom.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Landscapes
Yellowstone River
canyons
cliffs
lodgepole pine (wood)
natural landscapes
nature photography
ridges (landforms)
rivers
trees

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