|Albumen print, With hand-applied color, 1883 to 1889|
With title, negative number (1078) and "W.H. Jackson & Co., Phot. Denver, Col." written in the negative, at lower center.
William Henry Jackson was a Civil War veteran, writer, traveler, and most importantly, prolific photographer of the American West. Jackson began photographing in 1867, and shortly thereafter was invited by F. V. Hayden to be the photographer for Hayden's Geological Survey expeditions into the Yellowstone region during 1870 and 71. By the early 1880s, Jackson had based his photographic company in Denver, Colorado. It was during this period that he produced some of his greatest views of the West. This image of Pike's Peak, in "Mammoth" size, grandly represents the land's depth and vastness, and epitomizes Jackson's vision and importance as a landscape and documentary photographer.
This print is presented in what is believed to be the original 29 x 33 in. (74 x 84 cm) scalloped oak frame.