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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Really Old Pics of Yellowstone - Part 1

What you see below are some very old photographs of Yellowstone National Park.

Riverside Geyser
by Detroit Photographic Company
1902

The Lobby, Old Faithful Inn
by Detroit Photographic Company
190? 3 or 5?

Lower Falls of the Yellowstone from Rest Point
by Detroit Photographic Company
1902

Silver Gate and the Hoodoos
Yellowstone National Park
by Detroit Photographic Company
1902

Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park
by Detroit Photographic Company

Along Gardiner River
Yellowstone Park
by Detroit Photographic Company
1905

Castle Geyser
by Detroit Photographic Company

Fountain Geyser
by Detroit Photographic Company

Lower Falls of the Yellowstone
by Detroit Photographic Company
1902

Jupiter Terrace
Yellowstone National Park
by Detroit Photographic Company
1902
John collects memorabilia related to Yellowstone National Park. If you are thinking they did not have color film just after the start of the last century, you are correct. The photos above are called Photochroms.  Wiki describes them:  "Photochrom prints are colorized images produced from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is a photographic variant of chromolithography, a broader term that refers to color lithography in general." The Detroit Photographic Company developed the process and printed the photos above.  These are a real treasure to collectors. They are quite rare and difficult to find in good condition. We will be sharing more of our collection in our next post.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

7 comments:

  1. Very cool old photographs, John! What a fabulous collection you have! It would be interesting to compare photographs taken in the present of these areas with the amazing images your featured. I am especially taken with the Silver Gate and Gardiner River photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These pictures are amazing. They may be old,but the beauty is timeless.

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  3. I particularly like that photograph with the stage coach in it. The colour in these photographs is very 'natural' looking.
    Thank you for sharing these, John.

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  4. Lovely old pictures. Those geysers are mighty and goes up a long way. Is that a horse cart along the Gardiner river.?
    Waiting to see more.

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  5. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  6. Some wonderful old photos of the geyser. I also love the interior of the Old Faithful Inn.

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  7. So here it is. Old but colored. It is fascinating indeed.

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