1864 - 1938
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Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection.
UND Art Collections Repository
From opposite the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, one may follow the irregular brink of the Canyon downstream for many miles-only to find that the wonder grows, out on Lookout: Point oF Inspiration Point, or studies this awful gorge from Grand View, he finds it a sublime, soul-thrilling spectacle. The depth of the Canyon three miles below the Falls is about 1,500 feet, is scarcely audible to one standing on the brink above it. The wonderful chiseling and carving of the walls-the pinnacles, the spires, the ridges, the ragged masses that protrude from the sloping sides of the canyon--are intensely impressive, but the endless and indescribable combinations of color that are lavished on this superb chasm often amaze and bewilder the beholder.
The photographer can catch a little of the confusion of shapes, and also degrees of light and shade, but the divine coloring defies everything but such human eyes as have heaven-born brains behind them.
This Canyon is God's masterpiece of natural scenery. See this sublime exhibition of God's Glory in Sione, 0 world-wide traveler, and know that you will seek in vain elsewhere for its equal.
We have time to look at only one of the seventy geysers in the Park.