Charles R. Webster and Josephus Albee were a major publisher of pirated copies of views. Much of their activity in printing copy views was centered in Rochester, New York. Confusion exists because Webster and Albee also issued views from original negatives, but often the quality was low. They issued a series of about 200 views of the Spanish-American War.
Here is another example of a company that pirated T. W. Ingersoll. In some views you can still see the Ingersoll titles underneath the strip titles that Webster and Albee used. The numerical order of these views seem try to travel around the park, but in a disjointed sort of manner. It is as if the publisher didnít know the specifics of Yellowstone geography when setting the view order.
The view numbering ranges from #3 - #184. It is extremely unlikely that they are sequential. Like Ingersoll, there are large gaps in the numbering. There are at least two styles of view. One is a pinkish, tan colored mount credited to "Webster and Albee" on the left side and labeled "Yellowstone Natíl Park" on the right. These also come in a faded greenish-tan mount (another printing perhaps). The other style is a tan mount that is designated as "Canvassers Only," and is credited to "Webster and Albee" on only the left side of the view.
44 Giant Geyser in eruption.
78 Minerva Terrace, west side.
3 Yellowstone Canon from Lower Falls.
163 A real live Cow Boy.