DescriptionLOT OF EIGHT WESTERN AND MINER PORTRAIT VIEWS - circa 1890-1910. This is a great lot featuring nine nice portraits of Western miners. The first and second images are group portraits mounted on black cards measuring 9"x 7" and 9.7"5x 7" respectively. The tone and contrast is light. The third image is a man by a furnace, and has a notation on the reverse in pencil, "Graceton, Pa. 1912". The image has some card damage that has been repaired and measures 7"x 9". The fourth photograph is an Imperial card with a faded image of an older man next to a railroad crossing. There is a notation on the reverse in pencil, "Chas Cumming - Depot Master".
The fifth image is a group portrait on miners with good contrast featuring a notation on the reverse in pencil and pen, "Quarry Men - Hayes Mill - leased from Hazzards". All of the men are also identified on the reverse, and the card measures 10.5"x 8.5" overall. The sixth image is a man in a ravine leaning on his shovel, mounted on an 8"x 10" Imperial card. There is a nice period ink notation on the reverse, "Bull Frog Mine - Dick Harding". The seventh image is a cabinet card marked from Alex Matim of Georgetown, Colorado. The image has five men with a small notation of their names written above each on the front of the photograph. The eighth image is a black mounted Imperial card of horse-drawn wagons measuring 10"x 8" overall with a notation on the reverse in pencil, "Leadville Mine Timbers". Overall this is a good lot of Western portrait and miner-related images.
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