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William Henry Jackson photograph of Omaha, Nebraska

William Henry Jackson photograph of Omaha, Nebraska

Dates: approximately 1867-1870

Photograph taken by William Henry Jackson approximately 1867-1870 of Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
  • Call Number: MSS 7871
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Maintained in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William Henry Jackson photograph of Omaha must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7871; William Henry Jackson photograph of Omaha; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7871, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The photograph was purchased from Charles Schwartz, Ltd. in April 2011.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Charles Schwartz, Ltd; 2011.
Subject Terms
Images; Material Types; Omaha (Neb.)--Photographs
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2011.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Jackson (William Henry) photograph of Omaha
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lionel Thomas
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:21-0700
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Biographical History

William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was one of the most renowned 19th-century landscape photographers of the American West.

William Henry Jackson was born April 4, 1843 in Keeseville, New York. He was a man of great energy and love for the outdoors and especially the breadth and heights of the mountain west. His life spanned the first century of the new visual art of photography and the great era of westward expansion. He began his photography career in 1858 in New York as a photographic retouching artist in the burgeoning photography industry and ended it in New York City with his death in 1942. In between these years he became increasingly proficient in his chosen field through his studio and field work in Omaha, Nebraska, his nine year odyssey as the official photographer with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden's United States Geological Survey of the Territories, his fifteen years in Denver, Colorado, seventeen months of Asian and Pacific travel with the World Transportation Commission, his twenty-seven years in Detroit associated with the Detroit Photographic Company and its successor the Detroit Publishing Company, and finally his highly productive "so-called" retirement years from 1924 to 1942. He died June 30, 1942 in New York, New York, at the age of 99.

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