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William Henry Jackson - Photographer and Painter

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William Henry Jackson, American photographer and painter of the American west. In the late 1800's, he traveled to the "wild west" and took photos of sights previously thought to be "mythical" - such a ... show more

William Henry Jackson, American photographer and painter of the American west. In the late 1800's, he traveled to the "wild west" and took photos of sights previously thought to be "mythical" - such as Yellowstone Park. The photos of Yellowstone convinced Congress to make it a National Park.

His mother, Harriet(pictured), was a water colorist and she encouraged him to paint as well, which he did with great success.

Pictured left to right: Harriet Jackson(mother of William), Clarence S. Jackson (son of William), Billy Jackson (son of William) and William Henry Jackson.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress,Detroit Publishing Co.

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