Hugo Janssen Photographs Digitized

The American Heritage Center has completed a project to digitize 914 negatives from Lovell, Wyoming, based photographer, Hugo Janssen.

Medicine Wheel Bar, Lovell, WY (undated)

Medicine Wheel Bar, Lovell, WY (undated)

Hugo Gerhard Janssen (1893-1960) was born in Germany on July 17, 1893, and arrived in Lovell just prior to World War I. He owned and operated Janssen Studio, established in 1917, until his death on November 28, 1960. The collection is comprised mostly of negatives of the town and people of Lovell, Wyoming, as well as the surrounding Bighorn Mountains.

Also included in the collection are photographs of Yellowstone National Park (undated), and images of the Grand Canyon and San Francisco from 1923.

Links to digitized photographs can be found in the online inventory for the collection at: To browse and search the collection in full, please access the digital collection at:

The digitization of this collection was partially funded by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, which in 2010 awarded the AHC a $10,000 to digitize over 7,000 images from six of its premier photographic collections. The Hugo Janssen photographs are the second collection digitized from this grant.

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