Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Title

Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Description

This collection was donated in 2014 and is comprised solely of photochroms made by the Detroit Pubishing Company at the turn of the 20th century. Of the over three hundred images most are landscape scenes from the United States and Mexico.

Identifier

MSS0827

Items in the Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection Collection

[Sea Wall at Bald Head Cliff, York, Maine]
Regular trains, overnight steamship service, and seaside hotels lured middle-class tourists from Boston, Philadelphia and New York to spend summertime in this Southern Maine coastal town as early as 1875. Besides walking cliff paths and…

[Crevasse Formation in Illecillwaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, Alberta, Canada]
The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway and the great hotels the firm built changed how people saw the mountains. Once considered a barrier to progress, the mountains were now viewed by many as a major tourist attraction. Canadian Pacific…

[Erie Canal at Salina St., Syracuse NY]
Built from 1817 to 1825, the 363-mile Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson River, making New York the Atlantic port for midwestern crops, meat and goods. The reduced shipping costs spurred New York’s economic explosion in the 1830s…

[High Water Mark at Gettysburg, PA]
The three-day battle in 1863 produced the greatest bloodshed of the Civil War. Monuments, tours, and photographs were produced rapidly to commemorate the fallen. The memorial cemetery opened in 1864. John Batchelder designed this 1892 monument and…

[Palacio Del Gobierno General, Habana, Cuba]
Exotic foreign locations--Cuba, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Ceylon--formed part of the Detroit Photographic Company’s images. The company sold images across multiple formats as postcards, photochroms, and sets of lantern slides. "Scenic and Architectural…

[View of Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA]
Barnard moved to California in 1887 to inaugurate the new observatory at Mount Hamilton near San Jose. He discovered the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter, Amalthea, in September 1892, over 275 years after Galileo's discoveries. Observatory staff…

[Gold of Ophir Roses Carmelita, Pasadena, California]
Like postcards, photochrom prints appealed to consumers as souvenirs of landscapes, tourist attractions, and idealized locales. Carmelita Garden in Pasadena showcased plants from around the world, all seen thriving in Southern California’s mild…

[Passaic Falls, Patterson, New Jersey]
Images of natural landmarks were also part of the North American views published by the Detroit Photographic Company. When New York was the nation’s capital, Alexander Hamilton picked Patterson as a site for an industrial city in 1792 based on the…

[Pike's Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado]
In 1874, Congress debated civilian versus military control of the four western mapping surveys. Hayden’s Survey, mapping the western territories, joined the U.S. Department of the Interior. Named for explorer Zebulon Pike, the area grew in the…

[Point Sublime, Colorado]
After the Civil War, telegraph and railroad companies created new demands for natural resources. The four major western survey expeditions mapped geological features and mineral resources of the Western Territories targeting military posts and…