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Repeating Elrod’s photograph from the same photo point was impossible since he shot from the elevated perspective of the glacier’s surface. The terminus of the glacier has retreated beyond the field of view, but these images give a sense of the glacier’s extent and mass early in the 20th century.

Please respect the photographer: When using these photographs, please credit the photographer and source (eg. T.J. Hileman, courtesy of Glacier National Park Archives). The paired images at the top of this page are examples of proper crediting for each photo. Please contact ssoileau@usgs.gov for high resolution versions of images below.

Sperry Glacier Mid View 2008 animation.
Sperry Glacier Mid View c1930.
Sperry Glacier Mid View circa 1930. Images that were acquired from the University of Montana may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use. View the image's collection record for more info and download options: http://content.lib.umt.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/pharchives/id/3269/...Image ID: 486.IX.077.045
Sperry Glacier Mid View 2008 in black and white.
Sperry Glacier Mid View 2008 in black and white.
Public domain
Sperry Glacier Mid View 2008 in color.
Sperry Glacier Mid View 2008 in color. 
Public domain