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PC 22
Franklin Jay Haynes
Photographs, ca. 1883-1900

The F. Jay Haynes photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library by Mrs. Clinton Nuzim of Viroqua, Wisconsin. They were arranged and processed by David Smestad in April, 1978.

Number of Containers 1
Linear Feet of Shelf Space Occupied .25
Approximate Number of Items 25


Franklin Jay Haynes was born around 1853. He became a photographer with his first studio in Moorhead, Minnesota, ca. 1876. He became "Official Photographer, Northern Pacific Railroad" in 1881, and for 20 years, with a Pullman car as his studio and headquarters, he photographed the country and people along the Northern Pacific routes. Later he became a Yellowstone Park concessionaire, issuing a guide book and operating a fleet of six-horse stage coaches bringing in tourists from the rail stop at Monida, Montana. He retired from business in 1916 and died a few years later.


The collection consists of 25 "Boudoir Views" of scenery along the line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. While the collection was formerly organized by a local system (numbers on back), it was reorganized in 2009 by the original identifiers printed on the front. Those images lacking original identifiers are identified as unnumbered (unn.), the original numbering is noted, and they've been placed with images of a similar geographic location.

Yellowstone Park

3542. Mound Terrace
3543. Mound Terrace and Valley
3551. East Entrance to Golden Gate
3560. Mud Geyser, Norris Basin
3646. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
3640. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Unn. [#9] [Lower Yellowstone Falls]

Clark's Fork and Thompson River

3822. West from Summit of the Switchback
3840. Flathead Indian Agency
3841. The Jocko Valley, No. 1
3842. The Jocko Valley, No. 2
3845. Up Clark's Forks from Duncan
3846. Along Clark's Forks River
3847. Along Clark's Forks River
3850. Mt. Missoula, Clark's Forks River
3851. The Clark's Forks above Paradise
3852. Paradise Bluffs, Clark's Forks River
3853. East Entrance to Horse Plains
3854. Thompson Bluffs, Clark's Fork River
3856. Thompson River from the R.R.
3857. Thompson River and City, M.T.
3858. Up Clark's Forks from Cabinet
3859. Cabinet Gorge, Clark's Forks River
3860. Cabinet Gorge, Clark's Forks River
Unn. [#23] [Scene along Clark's Forks River]