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254. HAYNES, [Frank Jay]. [Title on printed label on original mat]:  Great Falls, 360 Ft.--Yellowstone Park. Northern Pacific Railroad. Haynes-Photo-St. Paul.  Ca. 1898. Photographic print in tones of grey, black, and white of magestic Yellowstone scenery with tiny anglers at lower left.  Print mounted on contemporary stiff paper backing board.   Print measures 64 x 43.3 cm. Board measures 69 x 47 cm. Small strips cut from printed Haynes ads used to secure backing board to mat. Liner consists of newspapers dated August 8, 1898. In contemporary wooden frame (93 x 72.5 cm) with gilt liner, blue and red metal disc of Northern Pacific logo affixed to bottom of frame.  Each corner has small hole and minor discoloration; minor discoloration at upper left, otherwise very good.

     Haynes (1853-1921), after gradually drifting west from his Michigan birthplace, secured important positions as a professional photographer, which allowed him leisure, access, and financing to produce hundreds of important images of the West.  Hired first as the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railroad and given his own travelling studio in a converted rail car, Haynes produced numerous famous images of the railroad’s construction projects and of sites along its route.  He held that position for nearly three decades.  He also was appointed in 1884 as Yellowston’s official photographer and sold materials from a store in the park itself.  He retired in 1916.  His images of Yellowstone are among his more important and dramatic imagery.  ($1,000-2,000)

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