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    • Virginia City, Nevada. Parade of Company B, Emmet Guard

    • Parades--Nevada--Virginia City; Militia--Nevada--19th century; Irish Americans--Nevada--Virginia City; Streets--Nevada--Virginia City; Commercial buildings--Nevada--Virginia City;
    • Parade of Company B, Emmet Guard, in dress uniform, down street of Virginia City Nevada. Onlookers on both sides of street, either on the street or looking from buildings. Inscription on front of photograph: "Co. B Emmitt (sic) Guard Virginia City,...
    • Trout Fishing Party in the Owens Valley

    • Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor recreation--California--Owens Valley; Trout Fishing--California--Owens Valley;
    • Two unidentified women fishing in stream; both hold catches of trout. Unidentified man in background fishing. Trees across the stream. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Tonopah, Nevada. John Black and W. W. Booth

    • Newspaper editors--Nevada--Tonopah;
    • Left: W(illiam) W. Booth, editor of the Tonopah, Nevada, newspaper, the Tonopah Daily Bonanza. Right: John Black, resident of Big Pine, California. Unknown business in background. Polarity of tintype is reversed. Inscription on back: "Me and my...
    • Salt Lake City, Utah. Group Portrait

    • Photography studios--Utah--Salt Lake City;
    • Group portrait taken at Salt Lake City, Utah.Top row: John I. Jones, left; E.H. Ober, right. Bottom row: Pat Cuddigan, left; W. C. Stains (sic), right. Inscribed on the front of the photograph is the date 1896. On the back of the cabinet card in...
    • Rose Black

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    • Portrait of Rose Black. Inscription on front of photograph: "MOTHER." Inscription on back of photograph: "Mr. John Black Big Pine California. Mrs. Black Bishop Cal." Based on the photographer and the similar border, this photograph was probably...
    • Rhyolite, Nevada. Bottle House

    • Gold mines and mining--Nevada--Rhyolite; Houses--Nevada--Rhyolite
    • A black-and-white photograph of a house built of 50,000 bottles in Rhyolite, Nevada, by Tom Kelly in 1906. Sign in front of house with title "The Bottle House." Posted by Paramount Pictures to record its restoration of the house in 1925 for use in...
    • Reno, Nevada. Faro Game at Bank Club

    • Gambling--Nevada--Reno; Gamblers--Nevada--Reno; Casinos--Nevada--Reno; Card Dealers--Nevada--Reno; Faro;
    • Faro bank game at Bank Club in Reno, Nevada. Card dealer at at right center standing at table. Players seated around table. Sign with betting limits on wall at right. Inscription on photograph in lower center: "Faro Bank Club Reno, Nevada." Title...
    • Rangeland. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Land use, Rural--California--History; Rangelands--California--Owens Valley; Ranches--California--Owens Valley;
    • Rangeland presumably unused for ranching or farming after coming under ownership of the City of Los Angeles. In center background are ruins of building among clump of trees. Black mass on right is cactus. Mountains in background unidentified. They...
    • Rangeland. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Land use, Rural--California--History; Rangelands--California--Owens Valley; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Barbed wire; Fences
    • Valley rangeland presumably unused for ranching or farming after coming under the ownership of the City of Los Angeles. Barbed wire fence marks off land. Telephone pole in right background. Mountains in background unidentified. They are either...
    • Queso, Paiute Native American

    • Northern Paiute Indians; Huts--California--Owens Valley; Lean-tos--California--Owens Valley; Dogs; Poverty--California--Owens Valley;
    • An impoverished Paiute named Queso in his lean-to; to his right is a woman lying down. To his left is a dog. In the background is another shanty, perhaps a take on the traditional Paiute dwelling, the nobe. Title on lower center: Queso Piaute...
    • Perry Orchard. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Orchards--Owens Valley (Calif.); Land use, Rural--California--History;
    • Dead trees, some fallen, in orchard formerly owned by "Perry," but probably acquired by the City of Los Angeles in the mid 1920s. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in the background. Inscription on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "what is left...
    • Palisade Glacier. Pedestal Rock

    • Boulders--Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.);
    • Rock, labelled "Pedestal Rock," on top of ice formation, Palisades Glacier, eastern Sierra Nevada. Caption on bottom of photograph: "Pedestal Rock Palisade Glacier." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Palisade Glacier

    • Boulders--Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.);
    • Rock on top of ice formation, Palisades Glacier, of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Caption at lower right of photograph: "Near Glacier Lodge Palisade Glacier Big Pine Creek." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Paiute Women

    • Northern Paiute Indians; Northern Paiute Indians--Children; Northern Paiute women; Cradleboards;
    • Three Paiute women with their children in cradleboards. The Anglo-American crowd in the background shows that this is a public event, perhaps the Paiute's annual dance festival, or else some kind of fair. Inscription at lower left of the postcard...
    • Owens Valley, California. Winter

    • Snow--Owens Valley--California; Roads--California--Owens Valley; Buildings--California--Owens Valley;
    • View of snow-clad Owens Valley, from either Big Pine, California or else Bishop, California. Unidentified range of mountains in background. Phrase "LA" and image of Los Angeles Coliseum part of frame around photograph. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Owens Valley, California. Man with Ax

    • Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Streams--California--Owens Valley;
    • Unidentified man with ax, standing on small log bridge over stream. Unidentfied mountains in background. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Owens Valley, California, Central Area

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    • This photograph was taken looking to the west. The mountains in the background are the Sierra Nevada. Big Pine, California, home of J. D. Black, is to the upper right of the photograph. The Los Angeles Aqueduct intake, noted in pen in lower left,...

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