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  • Contributor is exactly "Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942"

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Crevasse-1902.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Erie_Canal-1900.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-St_Augustine-1898.jpg
Completed in 1695, Fort Marion (now Castillo de San Marcos) is the oldest surviving masonry fort in the continental U.S. Engineer Ignazio Daza followed standards for building defensive structures that would withstand cannon projectiles and maximize…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Ophir_Roses-1902.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Gettysburg-1903.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Selkirk_Mountains-1902.jpg
Crossing the Selkirk Mountain Range completed the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, connecting remote British Columbia by land to the rest of newly-unified Canada. Ten years of reconnaissance surveys on foot and horseback preceded…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Havana_Cuba-1900.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Passaic_Falls-1902.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Pikes_Peak-1898.jpg
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 1890s…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Point_Sublime-1901.jpg
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…
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