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Virginia City, Nevada, Photograph Collection: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Related materials in the Huntington Library
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Virginia City, Nevada, Photograph Collection
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1898-1900
    Collection Number: photCL 287
    Creator:
    Extent: 33 photographs in 2 boxes : glass negatives ; plate 14 x 20 cm + copy prints in 1 folder.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of 33 glass-plate negatives (and corresponding copy prints) of Virginia City, Nevada, chiefly in the late 1890s. Views include: interior and exterior scenes of the saloon, court house, sheriff's office, houses, stores, restaurants, and miners.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Virginia City, Nevada, Photograph Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Provenance unknown, transferred from the Manuscript Department in the 1950s. Item 29 was added to the collection in 1987.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 33 glass plate negatives (and corresponding copy prints) of Virginia City, Nevada, chiefly in the late 1890s. Views include: interior and exterior scenes of the saloon, court house, sheriff's office, houses, stores, and restaurants. There are a few photographs dealing with mines in the area, and one of a mining shack with children and mules (Item 29).
    Approximate date of photographs based on 1898 calendar that is visible on item 7. G.W. Miller is identified as the photographer on items 31-33.
    Item titles in square brackets supplied by cataloger based on typescript list of items found with the collection.

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    Arrangement

    The items have been given Huntington item numbers 1-33, but are arranged are arranged in order according to numbers stamped on the envelopes in which the negatives were received (from 179-238, with gaps).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Nevada -- Virginia City -- Photographs.
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Nevada -- Virginia City -- Photographs.
    Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- Virginia City -- Photographs.
    Mining camps -- Photographs.
    Virginia City (Nev.) -- Photographs.

    Forms/Genres

    Photographs.

    Contributors

    Miller, G. W., photographer.