Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Old Faithful Geyser

Description: Old Faithful. Date: circa 1881-1886. Author: Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902)

September 18, 1870 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.

Description: American painter: Date of birth / death, January 7, 1830 - February 14, 1902. Location of birth / death, Solingen / New York. Work locations: New Bedford, New York City, Irvington, New York, California.

Old Faithful erupts more frequently than any of the other big geysers, although it is not the largest or most regular geyser in the park. Its average interval between eruptions varies from 60 - 110 minutes. An eruption lasts 1 1/2 to 5 minutes, expels 3,700 - 8,400 gallons (14,000 - 32,000 liters) of boiling water, and reaches heights of 106 - 184 feet (30 - 55m). It was named for its consistent performance by members of the Washburn Expedition in 1870. Although its average interval has lengthened through the years (due to earthquakes and vandalism), Old Faithful is still as spectacular and predictable as it was a century ago.

The largest active geyser in the world is Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin.

Old Faithful Geyser

This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF. Works published before 1923, in this case circa 1881 - 1886, are now in the public domain.

This image is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case Albert Bierstadt 1830 – 1902, and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year. +sookie tex

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