The Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive is a preservation and research collection of historical photography from
the Northern Rockies Region of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Archive
collects and preserves photographs from the late 1860's to the 1980's that
document the people, places, industry, and events of the region.
The Photo Archive collection contains over 80,000 photographs, including the complete archives of several local and regional photographers. Image formats and processes represented in the collection include: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, numerous 19th and 20th century black and white print mediums and original negatives.
Active collecting has resulted in the acquisition of photography collections of both national and regional significance. Some specific collection strengths include: farming and ranching in Montana and our region, regional industries, people and events, Yellowstone National Park, and railroads of the northwestern United States.