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[Photograph album of an engineer's family, travel, and mining snapshots in Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, and California]

Label
[Photograph album of an engineer's family, travel, and mining snapshots in Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, and California]
Title
[Photograph album of an engineer's family, travel, and mining snapshots in Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, and California]
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photograph album of a young mining engineer, probably from around 1905-1908, documenting his travels and work in the West, principally in the mining town of Dun Glen, Nevada, with additional views of Utah and California.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The album was probably compiled by Harry Kent [Henry W. Kent] of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose name, address, and title for the album appear on the accompanying list of captions in the same hand. The first 20 photographs, not included in the list of captions, need no explanation, as they are probably snapshots of Kent and his family at home in Milwaukee. Kent's mining business takes him west to Nevada to Dun Glen, where in 1905 he had purchased mining claims--the Hendra claims--for $10,000; see F.L. Ransome, "Notes on some mining districts in Humboldt County, Nevada," USGS Bulletin 414 (1909), pages 49-50. Kent's list of captions allows the reader to follow him in his travels, from his shots of the Platte River in Nebraska, and the Great Salt Lake in Utah to the mining camp in Dun Glen. Several shots of the tracks and landscape were taken "from the observation car" aboard the D. & R.G. Railway (Denver & Rio Grande), possibly one of the railroad's open observation cars, in which passengers rode in the open air. Most of the photos are of the hills and mines in and around the Golden Bell mine in Dun Glen, Nevada. They include views--interior and exterior--of the houses on the claim, the men who worked at the mine and nearby, machinery such as the air compressor and gasoline engine used in mining operations, and the assay office. In addition to mining, there are also many ranches in the area, and several shots depict the wild horses, burros, and corrals where the ranch hands break in the horses. Names of workers and ranchers include Mr. Howard, Mr. Manktelow, Frank Nelson, Tom Hendra, and Mr. Monroe. Mines named include the Golden Bell and the Black Hole. Kent travels to California, probably aboard the "old fashioned wood burning locomotive" on the Lake Tahoe Railroad, which he documents in two photos, passing through Reno, Truckee, and Sacramento. In Los Angeles, Kent visits West Lake Park (later MacArthur Park), Santa Monica beach, and Venice pier; there are also numerous shots of palms and cacti, a lemon tree, and a view of the California State Normal School, located at 5th St. and Grand in Los Angeles
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of an engineer's family, travel, and mining snapshots in Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, and California]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible range of dates from year Hendra claims were bonded to H.W. Kent--1905--and reference in caption to "what used to be the town of Dun Glen," a city which around 1908 was rapidly being replaced with the new town of Chafey, 10 miles northeast of Mill City and 20 miles southwest of Winnemucca
  • Photographs are mounted 2-5 to a page, numbered, but without captions; a key to the photographs is tipped in on inside rear cover, signed "Harry T. Kent, 1117 State St., Milwaukee, Wis. Views, Utah, Nevada & California;" manuscript list of captions are numbered to correspond to each photograph. The first 20 photos are not included in the list, as they were apparently taken in Milwaukee prior to departure
  • Bound in plain dark brown grained cloth over cardboard; manufacturer's label on rear pastedown of the Heinn Co. of Milwaukee, with stock number
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
19 x 28 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (97 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2015.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906717269
  • ucoclc906717269
Label
[Photograph album of an engineer's family, travel, and mining snapshots in Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, and California]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible range of dates from year Hendra claims were bonded to H.W. Kent--1905--and reference in caption to "what used to be the town of Dun Glen," a city which around 1908 was rapidly being replaced with the new town of Chafey, 10 miles northeast of Mill City and 20 miles southwest of Winnemucca
  • Photographs are mounted 2-5 to a page, numbered, but without captions; a key to the photographs is tipped in on inside rear cover, signed "Harry T. Kent, 1117 State St., Milwaukee, Wis. Views, Utah, Nevada & California;" manuscript list of captions are numbered to correspond to each photograph. The first 20 photos are not included in the list, as they were apparently taken in Milwaukee prior to departure
  • Bound in plain dark brown grained cloth over cardboard; manufacturer's label on rear pastedown of the Heinn Co. of Milwaukee, with stock number
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
19 x 28 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (97 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2015.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906717269
  • ucoclc906717269

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