Horace Marden Albright, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park 1919-1926; Director of the National Park Service 1929-1933. Left: as Superintendent of Yellowstone in 1919. Top, right: "dining" with black bears; date unknown. Bottom, right: the 1929 dedication of Grand Teton National Park.

After helping to establish the National Park Service in 1916, Horace Albright served for 10 years as the superintendent of Yellowstone, where he saw his mission as “improving Yellowstone and its services to visitors as the flagship of the National Park Service.” Then, appointed NPS director, he greatly increased the number of parks east of the Mississippi and expanded the NPS mandate to include preservation of historic sites, creating a more truly national park system.