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Joseph Elam Stimson Photographs

Call Number: WA Photos 1072
Scope and Contents

Photographs chiefly of Wyoming and Utah as well as California, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park, 1889-1921, and related primarily to the Union Pacific Railroad Company as well as natural and agricultural sites along its routes.

The collection includes 316 discrete images with occasional duplicate photographic prints predominately printed as gelatin silver prints with examples of albumen prints and cyanotypes.

Sites documented in the collection include 152 images of Wyoming, 45 images of Utah, 24 images each for Idaho and Nebraska, 21 images in California, including two images of the border with Nevada, as well as 14 images in Nevada, six images each in Colorado and Yellowstone National Park, and three images in South Dakota.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Joseph Elam Stimson Photographs is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Copyright for images in the Joseph Elam Stimson Photographs is held by the state of Wyoming and administered by the Wyoming State Archives, Cheyenne, Wyoming. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Andrew Smith Gallery Inc. on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2019.


Organized into one series: I. Photographs, 1889-1921.

1.68 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Andrew Smith Gallery Inc.
Stimson, Joseph Elam, 1870-1952
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