William Henry Jackson (1843-1942)
The following chronology highlights Jackson's career and some key events in the history of photography.
- Invention of photography.
- William Henry Jackson born in Keeseville, New York.
- Collodion wet-plate glass negatives introduced.
- Jackson opens a photography studio in Omaha, Nebraska.
- Jackson begins photographing the landscape of the Rockies, especially the Yellowstone area and Colorado, for Francis V. Hayden's Geological and Geographic Survey of the Territories.
- Gelatin dry plates become commercially available in the United States.
- Jackson opens a photography studio in Denver.
- Eastman begins production of nitro-cellulose film.
- Jackson photographs for various railroad lines, including the Mexican Central, Baltimore & Ohio, and New York Central, using 18x22-inch glass plate negatives.
- Jackson's photographs commissioned by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad are exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition.
- Jackson photographs for the World's Transportation Commission.
- Jackson joins the Detroit Photographic Company. His negatives become the basis for the Company's postcard and photographic view business.
- Jackson dies in New York City.
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