Found Photos of Yellowstone showcases more than 200 photographs made by park visitors and employees from 1880 to 1940. These candid snapshots reveal hidden moments in the park’s history, including never-before-seen views of lodging, transportation, recreation, wildlife, and summer jobs. The photos were “found” by long-time Yellowstone photographer Michael Francis, who has collected more than 11,000 historic Yellowstone images. Each photo was curated by noted Yellowstone historian Lee Whittlesey, who co-wrote the descriptive captions with award-winning writer Amy Grisak. These remarkable images demonstrate how much Yellowstone has changed—and yet remains the same Wonderland as that witnessed by visitors and employees more than a century ago.
“Whether you are a longtime Yellowstone aficionado, a relatively new fan of the Grand Old Park, or a complete novice to Wonderland who merely loves historical photos, you will have a great time gazing at these images.”
—Lee H. Whittlesey Yellowstone National Park Historian (retired)