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American Visionaries: Thomas Moran

features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil and watercolor field sketches and paintings captured the grandeur and documented the extraordinary terrain and natural features of the Yellowstone region. His artwork was presented to members of Congress by park proponents and helped inspire Congress to establish the National Park System in 1916. (National Park Service)

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Thomas Moran, 'Great Springs of the Firehole River,' 1871. 20.6 x 28.3 cm (8 1/8 x 11 1/8 in). Yellowstone NP, YELL 8536

Great Springs of the Firehole River

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