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William Henry Jackson
American, 1843–1942

Grove of Chapultepec, Mexico

Albumen print, 1883–85
Purchased with funds given by an anonymous donor, 1976.137

Starting in 1890, photographer William Henry Jackson began working for the railroad lines. His images captured the sense of “manifest destiny”—of industry and civilization “taming the wilderness”—that permeated the American psyche during this period. This photograph was commissioned by the Mexican Central Railway.