George A. Grant

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George A. Grant

George Alexander Grant, an American photographer, was the first Chief Photographer for the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). [1]


He was hired by Horace M. Albright in 1929 to create a documentary file of images for use by the Park Service in reports, interpretive projects, education, and public information. [1]

Until his retirement in 1954, Grant created approximately 30,000-40,000 images of NPS areas. These images include—but are not limited to—the following: events, personnel, architecture, archaeology, stamps, and Native Americans. [1]


Because of their significance to NPS history, Grant's images have been included in the National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection.[1]


  • This article incorporates text from the Eminent National Park Service Photographers website, a public domain document.
(For the U.S., 17 USC 105 federal government works are not eligible for copyright protection.)

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