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HomeContents > People > Photographers > F. Jay Haynes

Born: Frank Jay Haynes 
Other: F.J. Haynes 
Dates:  1853, 28 October - 1921, 10 March
Born:  US, MI, Saline
Died:  US, MN, St. Paul
Active:  US
One of the great 19th century American railroad photographers. 
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
Fargo, DT, US 
Moorhead, MN, US 
St. Paul, MN, US 
[7-9] *[Frank Jay Haynes] "Publisher"; "Palace Studio Car"; "Official Photographer for the N.P.R.R.", until 05; "Yellowstone Park Scenery"; "Northern Pacific Views"; "Black Hills Stereographs"; "Scenery along the line of the Northern Pacific Railroad". Large variety of area scy. & subjects; claimed 2,000 views; views of Canadian Pacific, 81; 20 views of AK, pub. 91; views of ID photog. 84. Offered catalogs; also made SI formats. B. 53; est. first studio in Moorhead, 76; photog. of Yellowstone Park, 84-20; active Fargo 79 and Moorhead & St. Paul 70-80; D. 21 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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F. Jay Haynes
547 Suttler's Store, Little Missouri (Detail) 
[Northern Pacific Views] 
Family history 
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Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA has a biography on this photographer. [Scroll down the page on this website as the biography may not be immediately visible.] Go to website

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.158 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] 


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In the 1990 survey of 535 American photographic collections F. Jay Haynes was represented in 48 of the collections. Source: Andrew H. Eskind & Greg Drake (eds.) 1990 Index to American Photographic Collections [Second Enlarged Edition] (Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co.) 
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