Dr. Wyckoff is a professor of geography at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717.
PROMOTIONAL IMAGERY OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK*
Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
1997 American Geographical Society
Volume 87, Issue 1, pages 1–26, January 1997
How to Cite
WYCKOFF, W. and DILSAVER, L. M. (1997), PROMOTIONAL IMAGERY OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Geographical Review, 87: 1–26. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.1997.tb00057.x
The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Theresa Bundick, Deirdre Shaw, and George McFarland in obtaining prints of historical photographs.
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
- American West;
- Glacier National Park;
- Great Northern Railway;
- place images;
ABSTRACT. 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 photographs—Native Americans, scenery, recreation, wildlife, the Wild West, park management, and personalities—reveal a useful portrait of how Glacier National Park was marketed with images of the American West mass distributed for decades by one of the nation's most influential corporations.