Bradly J. Boner’s forthcoming book “Yellowstone National Park: Through The Lens Of Time” will be a valuable addition to the collection of works dedicated to the world’s first National Park. In it he retraces the footsteps of pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson who traveled through what would become the world’s first national park. But Jackson made photographs beyond Yellowstone’s borders as well, and Boner isn’t alone in trying to recreate them.
One of the most famous pictures Jackson took he titled “Photographing in high places.” He climbed a peak just east of what’s now Grand Targhee Resort. In that 1872 image, Jackson kneels near his equipment while assistant Charly Campbell stands behind. WyoFile reporter Angus M. Thuermer Jr. took his own “repeat” shot in the mid-1980s with companion Linda Sternberg and published it in the Jackson Hole News when he worked there.