Davis, Daniel M. (Daniel Michael), 1970-

A.J. Russell (1829-1902) grew up in New York and worked as a painter and a teacher before moving to New York City in 1859 to learn the new art of photography. During the civil war he served as a military railroad photographer for the Union Army. After the war he returned to New York City but in 1868 he was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad to photograph the building of the transcontinental railroad. Between 1868 and 1870 he took over 800 glass-plate negatives and thousands of stereoview negatives. In 1870 Russell returned to New York City where he spent the rest of his career working as an artist and photographer for Leslie's Illustrated.

William Henry Jackson began his photographic career in Omaha, Nebraska in 1867. After briefly working for another photographer, he and his brother purchased a studio. Jackson first made a name for himself when he and his assistant Arundel Hull traveled along the newly completed Union Pacific Railroad photographing the line, the railroad towns, and scenic wonders in 1868 and 1869. Between 1870 and 1879 he was the photographer in charge for the Hayden Survey. He was the first photographer to reach Yellowstone National Park and his images played a part in the recognition of that area for special protection. In 1879 Jackson opened a studio in Denver, Colorado and in 1881 he began work for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. In 1892 he incorporated the W.H. Jackson Photography & Publishing company and traveled throughout the world as a photographer. In 1897 he moved to Detroit where the Detroit Publishing Company used his images as postcards. In 1924 the company went bankrupt and Jackson moved to Washington D.C. to publish his memoirs and paint historic western scenes.


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