It was the longest and most unusual vacation ever taken by a sitting President. The traveling party included Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, who commemorated the trip with a leather-bound album of photographs taken on the journey by a young photographer, F. Jay Haynes, along with the dispatches describing the President’s activities which were sent to the Associated Press.
This volume reprints much of that album, of which only six copies were ever made, and publishes more of Haynes' 130-year-old photographs of Yellowstone National Park and the President's party.
The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester
Arthur's 1883 Expedition
by Frank H. Goodyear IIIContinued in Out of the Past
- 1872: Yellowstone National Park Established
- History and American West Titles
- Outrider Reading Group
- Artwork: Great Falls of the Yellowstone by F. Jay Haynes