TIME EXPOSURE by William Henry Jackson


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At over ninety, a man whose life has been as active as William Henry Jackson's has seen a lot of history. Born before the Civil War, he managed to see most of America. He was in the business of photography, but it was a love of adventure that took him West as driver for an oxen train. A sort of mid-19th century hitchhiking, as he did odd jobs, and got lifts, out to Chicago; covered the Western trails with the oxen, drove horses back east from California, joined the Hayden geological survey as camera man, visited the Rockies, the Yellowstone, and went down into the Southwest, up into the Northwest, and finally around the world. A rolling stone who gathered plenty of moss. Landscape photography was his business -- but he tells his story from a new angle, with amusing bits throughout. For those who like personal experience.

Pub Date: July 26th, 1940
Publisher: Putnam