William Henry Jackson

(WH Jackson)

in Estes Park

1843 - 1942

W. H. Jackson was a Union soldier during the civil war, and went west in 1866 after a failed love affair.  He was asked by Ferdinand Hayden to accompany him on his famous geologic survey where he was the first photographer to capture Yellowstone.

Jackson first came to Estes Park in the early 1870ís, and opened his studio in Denver in 1879.  Jackson took dozens of photos of Estes Park, some of which are noted here.

Potrait of WH Jackson by FP Clatworthy, another important photographer of OldEstes.


Long's Peak Estes Park
Cabinet Card
OldEstes Collection


Longs Peak
from near what is now the entrance to the Big Thompson Canyon

Estes Park
from Park Hill

Longs Peak
OldEstes Collection

Mt. Ypsilon
OldEstes Collection
Photochromolithograph by the Detroit Publishing Company
(Jackson's publishing company)

A Bit of Estes from the Stage Window
OldEstes Collection
Ferguson's Ranch
Just below Mary's Lake toward Beaver Point
Estes Park School & Post Office ca 1885
Long's Peak from Denver
 First View of Estes Park
cabinet card 1879
OldEstes Collection

National Park Service WH Jackson Page




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