Creator: Russell, Mary Jane

Provenance Note: Photograph album created by Mary Jane Russell, likely a resident of Detroit, Michigan, was purchsed from Jordan Antiquarian Books, Cody, Wyoming, on February 23, 2003.

Historical Note: Mary Jane Russell was a Yellowstone National Park tourist in 1921.

Content Description Note: This photograph collection, taken by Mary Jane Russell beginning in August 1921, is a chronicle of the Harry T. Sanger party's vacation tour beginning in Detroit, Michigan and moving through the Western United States. These pictures cover Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Folders One through Four house photographs of Colorado destinations such as Lookout Mountain, Colorado Springs, and Pike's Peak. Folders Five through Twelve contain breathtaking photography of Yellowstone Park during its beginning stages. Famous sites such as the attractions in and around Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone are illustrated. The original album has been disbound, with individual pages placed in numbered folders. Each page bears handwritten identification notations by Russell.


Box 1
Folder 1.    7 photos
"Pa Sanger"(1); Lookout Mountain [Colorado] (6)

Folder 2.    8 photos
Bear Creek Canyon Co. (5); Seven Falls at Lookout Mountain (3)

Folder 3.    9 photos
Bear Creek Canyon (2); Colorado Springs (1); "Gates of the Gods" (6)

Folder 4.   8 photos
Pike's Peak (7); Salt Lake City (1)

Folder 5.    8 photos
Salt Lake City (4); Firehole cascades; Mammoth Paint Pots (2); Castle Geyser

Folder 6.    8 photos
Castle Geyser; Grotto; Old Faithful (5); Old Faithful Inn

Folder 7.    8 photos
Bear in Upper Basin; Harry Sanger; Mammoth (2); Kepler Cascades (3); Thumb Paint Pots

Folder 8.    8 photos
Thumb Paint Pots; Tower Falls; Falls at Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (6)

Folder 9.    8 photos
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (7); Mammoth housing

Folder 10.   8 photos
Angel terrace; Jupiter terrace; Mound terrace; Minerva terrace

Folder 11.    8 photos
Mammoth Hot Springs (5); Orange Geyser (2); Golden Gate (between Norris & Mammoth)

Folder 12.    8 photos
Rustic Falls; Virginia Cascade; Cody road (3); Holy City (2); Shoshone Dam

Folder 13.    6 photos
Lake Michigan (2); Lookout Mt. (2); Shoshone Lake & Resevoir

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Updated: 5/28/09