Very Old Views
|Yellowstone, America's First National|
Park was created by an Act of Congress in 1872.
The Entrance Arch was dedicated by
President Teddy Roosevelt in 1903.
|In the early days, tourists stayed in hotels|
and camps, like the "Wylie Camp" in
this photo. There were no RVs. 😊
|Your tour of the Park will be on a Stagecoach.|
Sorry, no SUVs! 😊
|** Fountain Geyser **|
These images are from my postcard collection.
|"Veranda, Old Faithful Inn"|
My postcard collection focuses on
Yellowstone National Park and the
Transcontinental Passenger Railroads
that helped open up the Park to Tourists.
|50 of these cards were sold in a box |
for $1 in early 1900s.
(See next image.)
|50 Artistic Highly Colored|
Yellowstone Park Postcards
|- Above Upper Falls -|
These cards were published by
The Acmegraph Co. of Chicago
|** Mortar Geyser **|
The reverse side of these cards calls for
postage: Domestic - One Cent
Foreign - Two Cents
|** A Young Elk **|
These cards were printed before
color film was available.
|Famous Old Faithful Inn|
If you're curious, you can research
"how postcards were colorized" with Google.
|No "smartphones" ... No phones at all! 😊|
|** Antelope **|
This scene is near the Northern Entrance.
The Arch is visible in the distance.
|Old Faithful Inn from Bee Hive "Cone"|
Note how close the tourist is to the "Cone" 😊
|Tourists feeding the bears.|
(To keep the Rangers happy, don't
try this today.)
|"A Park Bear"|
Today, tourists want to see the bears!
Love critters? Check out Saturday's Critters.
|** Elk in Snow, Hayden Valley **|
Can you imagine???
|** Coaching Party ** My kind of "party"!|
Note: 6 Horsepower Stage.
(Funny how we still talk about
horsepower to move around today!)
|Famous Old Faithful Geyser.|
Still on schedule today!
I've been prevented from getting out for recent walks due to smoke in the air here in Seattle. Wildfires in surrounding forests are making the air unhealthy. I hope to be back with walk snaps in a future post. Take care and a good weekend to all! John