The J. Paul Getty Museum

Liberty Cap and Hotel

Object Details

Title:

Liberty Cap and Hotel

Artist/Maker:

Frank Jay Haynes (American, 1853 - 1921)

Culture:

American

Place:

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States (Place Created)

Date:

about 1885

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.630.14

Dimensions:

12.7 × 20.4 cm (5 × 8 1/16 in.)

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Object Description

Landscape view of Liberty Cap rock formation in Yellowstone National Park: an imposing domed rock on the right side of the frame, against which leans one man in dark clothing, while a second man sits beside him. A hotel sits at the center of the background, with snow-capped mountains visible in the distance.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.