Mertie West stands at the edge of Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park, 1942
- Photograph of Mertie West standing alongside Morning Glory Pool in the Upper Geyser Basin. Morning Glory Pool sits in the near distance at center. In front of it stands a signpost, which reads, "MORNING GLORY POOL THIS FAR-FAMED POOL HAS EASILY WON ITS NAME FORM THE SYMMETRY AND DEPTH OF ITS CRATER AND THE BLUE COLOR OF THE WATER. THIS BLUE IS THE NORMAL COLOR OF LARGE BODIES OF WATER. THE MORE BRILLIANT HUES TO BE FOUND IN SMALLER QUANTITIES ARE DUE TO A LOW FORM OF PLANT LIFE. WHILE THE FAME OF THIS IS GREAT, IT NEVERTHELESS IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE SURPASSED BY A NUMBER OF OTHER POOLS IN THE PARK, SOME OF WHICH ARE IN THIS GENERAL REGION." About 5 long, carved logs encircle the pool, end-to-end, providing seating for visitors. Mertie West stands, left-of-center, in the near distance to the left of the sign post and at the pool's edge. She stands in profile, facing right, while holding a book in her hands. Pines stand across the background.
- June 23, 1942
- Resource Type:
- still image
- West, H. H. (Henry Hebard), 1872-1958
West (H. H.) Collection