Stories Behind the Objects | Yellowstone Souvenir Photo Album

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

In the summer of 1959, five friends from Coralville, Iowa took a two-week road trip through the west. Explore a souvenir photo album from their adventures, documenting the tourist experience in the west and in Yellowstone. See Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton from a tourist’s perspective in 1959 alongside modern photographs of these parks.