Yellowstone Park and
How it Was Named
William Tod Helmuth

Helmuth, Dr. William Tod
McCutcheon, John T. (illustrations)
Haynes, F. Jay (photographs):
Yellowstone Park and How it Was Named, Chicago, Henry O. Shepard Co,, c1892, 18mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in - 11.5 x 16 cm), illustrated printed wraps, string tied, 16 pp. This is a complementary souvenir by the Yellowstone Park Transportation Company. There is a whimsical poem in which Dr. William Todd Helmuth relates how the devil created the park for his amusement but it is taken from him by the "Stripes and Stars" and christened "The Yellowstone National Park." Dr. Helmuth was a well know medical writer and poet. The are 7 halftone photographs by the famous western photographer, F. Jay Hayes, with the following scene; Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Minerva Terrace, Golden Gate, Oblong Geyser, The Paint Pot, Yellowstone Falls and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Additionally there are a total of 21 wood engraved sketches by John T. McCutcheon. With the exception of the illustrated cover, all the photographs and sketches are black and white. The approximate date of the item is arrived out by the date at the end of Helmuth's poetry which is August 7, 1892.

 



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