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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
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.
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.
ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION
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 Park3542. Mound Terrace
Clark's Fork and Thompson River3822. West from Summit of the Switchback