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Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942

Works: 9,042 works in 9,422 publications in 1 language and 25,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Autobiographies  Military history  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Patent holder, Composer, Former owner
Classifications: F591, 978
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Picture maker of the Old West, William H. Jackson by William Henry Jackson( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a quarter of a century William Henry Jackson both played an active part in the opening of the western frontier, and recorded what he saw in pencil sketches and in photographs made by the wet-plate process. The best of all this pictorial material has now been gathered together, put in chronological sequence, and published in the present volume with an explanatory text based largely upon diaries and notebooks kept by Jackson himself during the long years of his activity in the West"--Jacket
Westward America by Howard R Driggs( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 1947 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes reproductions of 40 water color paintings by William H. Jackson
William Henry Jackson and the transformation of the American landscape by Peter B Hales( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of a century : early color photographs of America by Jim Hughes( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final decades of the nineteenth century and the birth of the twentieth in America are illustrated as never before in this book of unique color images that actually predate the invention of color photography. The secret process which produced them combines the delicacy of watercolors with the look and feel of modern color photographs. The pictures are largely the work of the legendary William Henry Jackson, the pioneer photographer who explored the frontiers of the old American west with huge wet-plate cameras and a portable darktent strapped to the back of his trusty mule. Jackson's name is synonymous with high adventure, and Jim Hughes' richly detailed introduction tells a gripping story. Jackson was born in 1843 in New York, and by the 1860s he was on his first trip west, working as a bullwhacker on a wagon train when the nation's unfinished rail lines would take him no further. Finally, on the edge of the western frontier, he began photographing the wild and often spectacularly beautiful landscape of a wilderness soon to be forced into submission by the advancing railroads. Over the next three decades Jackson became the most celebrated of a small and hardy band of pioneer photographers, creating a striking photographic record of the rapidly changing face of America. When his photographs of Yellowstone were credited with helping to persuade Congress to make the region the first National Park, his place in history was secure. From the Rockies to California, from the Great Lakes to the deep South, from teeming New York City to forested New Hampshire these photographs capture both urban and rural landscapes to provide a unique picture of the social and physical evolution of the United States. The book is arranged as a visual tour of the country, and is written with fascinating insights into America's places and politics at the turn of the century. In 1897 Jackson sold the bulk of his enormous archive of photographs to the Detroit Photographic Company, which he joined as a partner. The firm had recently licensed Photochrom, a secret Swiss process for turning black-and-white photographs into color. Completely distinct from today's four-color reproduction, Photochrom is a continuous-tone color rendition of a black-and-white photograph that uses multiple impressions from lithographic stones. The color produced was astonishingly naturalistic, and it was to this process that Jackson devoted his final years of active photography. Gone now was the mule, as he traveled North America in a specially equipped railroad car in search of images to tell the story of the closing of one epoch and the dawning of another. William Henry Jackson died in 1942 after a lifetime that spanned almost the entire history of photography. In recent years, thousands of never distributed Photochrom prints were discovered in a Montana warehouse. This book offers an ample selection of the finest, all published for the first time
William H. Jackson by Beaumont Newhall( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old West speaks by Howard R Driggs( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pony express goes through; an American saga told by its heroes by Howard R Driggs( Book )

5 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentic stories of the riders and station agents of the Pony Express
Descriptive catalogue of photographs of North American Indians by William Henry Jackson( )

30 editions published between 1877 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This descriptive catalog is intended to systematize the collection of photographic portraits of Indians now in the possession of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, and to place on record all the information obtained of the various individuals and scenes represented. It is of course far from complete; but it is a beginning, and every new fact that comes to light will be added to what has already been secured. This information has been gathered from many sources, principally from Indian delegates visiting Washington, and by correspondence with agents and others living in the Indian country
Pageant of the pioneers : the veritable art of William H. Jackson "picture maker of the Old West" by William Henry Jackson( Book )

6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial history of the West with stimulating action and clever composition - a brochure by a son directing attention to the work of his father, William Henry Jackson, as an artist of the old West
Battle drums and geysers : the life and journals of Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, soldier and explorer of the Yellowstone and Snake River regions by Orrin H Bonney( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eye for history : the paintings of William Henry Jackson : from the collection at the Oregon Trail Museum by Dean Knudsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamland : America at the dawn of the twentieth century by Michael Lesy( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the very edge of the twentieth century, William Henry Jackson - the most renowned Western landscape photographer of his day - joined the Detroit Publishing Company to produce postcard images of the United States, using the most advanced technology available. Eventually, the photographs and negatives were deposited in the Library of Congress and the Colorado Historical Society, creating an incomparable archive of American life in the first decade of this century. Photo historian Michael Lesy has selected and arranged over 200 photographs
Descriptive catalogue of the photographs of the United States Geological survey of the territories, for the years 1869 to 1875, inclusive by William Henry Jackson( Book )

27 editions published between 1874 and 1978 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War party in blue : Pawnee scouts in the U.S. Army by Mark Van de Logt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1864 and 1877, during the height of the Plains Indian wars, Pawnee Indian scouts rendered invaluable service to the United States Army. They led missions deep into contested territory, tracked resisting bands, spearheaded attacks against enemy camps, and on more than one occasion saved American troops from disaster on the field of battle. In War party in blue, Mark van de Logt tells the story of the Pawnee scouts from their perspective, detailing the battles in which they served and recounting hitherto neglected episodes. Employing military records, archival sources, and contemporary interviews with current Pawnee tribal members -- some of them descendants of the scouts -- Van de Logt presents the Pawnee scouts as central players in some of the army's most notable campaigns. He argues that military service allowed the Pawnees to fight their tribal enemies with weapons furnished by the United States as well as to resist pressures from the federal government to assimilate them into white society. According to the author, it was the tribe's martial traditions, deeply embedded in their culture, that made them successful and allowed them to retain these time-honored traditions. The Pawnee style of warfare, based on stealth and surprise, was so effective that the scouts' commanding officers did little to discourage their methods. Although the scouts proudly wore the blue uniform of the U.S. Cavalry, they never ceased to be Pawnees. The Pawnee Battalion was truly a war party in blue"--Jacket
Yellowstone National Park : through the lens of time by Bradly J Boner( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boner has re-photographed William Henry Jackson's images from the 1871 Hayden Survey, the first government-funded expedition to explore the region that is today Yellowstone National Park and represents the first complete, published collection of Jackson's official photographs from the survey with contemporary comparisons"--Provided by publisher
The Pawnee Indians by George E Hyde( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Oklahoma Collection
The Texas stock directory : or, Book of marks and brands by William Henry Jackson( Book )

30 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oregon trail by Francis Parkman( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The birth of a century : early color photographs of America
Descriptive catalogue of photographs of North American IndiansDreamland : America at the dawn of the twentieth centuryWar party in blue : Pawnee scouts in the U.S. ArmyWilliam Henry Jackson's "The pioneer photographer"William Henry Jackson : an annotated bibliography, 1862 to 1995Window on the West : the frontier photography of William Henry JacksonTime exposure : the autobiography of William Henry Jackson ; with an introduction by Ferenc M. Szasz
Alternative Names
Jackson, W. H.

Jackson, W. H. 1843-1942

Jackson, W. H. (William Henry), 1843-1942

Jackson, William H.

Jackson, William H. 1843-1942

William H. Jackson

William Henry Jackson

William Henry Jackson americký malíř, fotograf a cestovatel

William Henry Jackson Amerikaans kunstschilder (1843-1942)

William Henry Jackson photographe américain

William Henry Jackson US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Вилијам Хенри Џексон американски фотограф и сликар

Джексон, Уильям Генри

ויליאם הנרי ג'קסון

ויליאם הנרי ג'קסון אמן אמריקאי

ویلیام هنری جکسون



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