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January 1997 Issue
The Geographical Review
January 1997, Vol. 87 (1), pp. 1-26
Promotional Imagery of Glacier National Park
William Wyckoff and Lary M. Dilsaver
The Great Northern Railway vigorously encouraged visitation to Glacier National Park between 1911 and 1930. We reconstruct the railway's promotional imagery of Glacier through an assessment of 796 photographs used by the company to publicize park landscapes and activities. Seven themes in the photographsNative Americans, scenery, recreation, wildlife, the Wild West, park management, and personalitiesreveal a useful portrait of how Glacier National park was marketed with images of the American West mass distrubuted for decades by one of the nation's most influential corporations.
Dr. WYCKOFF is a professor of geography at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717. Dr. DILSAVER is a professor of geography at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 36688.
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