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MS 593 - Yellowstone Photograph Collection

 Collection — Container: OS Folder 1
Identifier: MS 593

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two photographs of Yellowstone National Park History. One photograph is of the first automobile tour in Yellowstone Park, during the year of 1915. The other photograph is of an Army pack moving through Yellowstone.


  • Created: 1915-1915
  • Other: Majority of material found in undated, 1915
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/31/2016


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical or Historical Information

The photographs in this collection depict the early years of Yellowstone National Park. The first photograph is of the first automobile tour in Yellowstone Park, which changed the way tourists move around and are able to see the park. The second photograph is of an Army pack moving through the park, which gives a glimpse into how the park was run by the Army and before the National Park Services.

Note written by Annie Stratton


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Language of Materials



The collection includes two photographs depicting different historical moments in Yellowstone's history. One of the pictures is of the first automobile tour that took place in Yellowstone in 1915. This moment would change how Yellowstone is toured and seen, even impacting how tourists move through Yellowstone today. The second picture is of an Army pack moving through Yellowstone. This shows Yellowstone in the time before the National Park Service and when the Army ran Yellowstone National Park.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in the original order that it was recieved.

Source of Acquisition

John Brown

Method of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West from John Brown.

Annie Stratton
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Repository Details

Part of the McCracken Research Library Repository

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