Lot 738

Early 1900's Yellowstone Photograph Post Cards

Estimate: $300 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
For your consideration in this lot is two (2) sets of boxed Yellowstone National Park Photograph postcards. The first box is by Haynes Picture Shops, Inc. These fifty (50) colored picture postcards show some of the most iconic scenes of Yellowstone National Park. In 1884, Frank Jay Haynes opened a photography store and studio at Mammoth Hot Springs. This would be the first of numerous such photo shops to be erected throughout the park. Haynes was, for all intents and purposes, the official photographer of Yellowstone National Park for years to come. Many of F. Jay Haynes' original photographs are highly valued collectors items, especially his larger 20-24 inch mammoth prints of the Yellowstone region. Original Haynes photos have been priced between $5,000 and $25,000 and some might command $50,000 today. His dedication to the park and to photography was carried on by his son, Jack Ellis Haynes. Millions of photographs, postcards, guidebooks, and souvenirs later, the Haynes family came to have a great impact in bringing Yellowstone to the world. The second set of cards is from The Hamilton stores, the photographer was Asahel Curtis, and the color tinted photo post cards were commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railway Co. Asahel Curtis (1874-1941) became an acclaimed photographer based in the Puget Sound region of Washington state. His career included documentation of the Klondike Gold Rush period in Alaska, natural landscapes in the Northwest, and infrastructure projects throughout Washington state. Curtis was instrumental in the development of Mt. Rainier National Park. Hamilton's Stores were concessioners in Yellowstone National Park from 1915 to 2002. C.T. American Art Colored. Printed by Quality Cine, Bloom Bros. Co., Minneapolis. All fifty postcards are present, housed within the original gray box printed in dark blue. The boxes show a bit of wear along the corners. The cards are fine and bright, unused and appear as new, measurements are 6"L x 4"W each approximately.