DescriptionLOT OF SIX WESTERN MINING AND EQUIPMENT VIEWS - IMPERIAL CARDS - ca. 1890-1900.
This is a great lot of five large format Imperial card mining views. The first image is a wonderful crisp view of several men on top of a large machine and smokestack, mounted on a black card measuring 12"x 10". The card has a period ink inscription on the reverse that states, "The Big Bonanza pocket mine in Sonora". Sonora is a state in Mexico just below Arizona. The image is very sharp and much detail can be seen.
The second image is actually a set of two unmarked cabinet cards that measure 11"x 8" of a deep stone mine with a pulley system above it. There are several men at the bottom and on the pulley cables.
The third is a rare image marked by T. N. Barnard of Buffalo, Wyoming. Written in the negative it states, "Mother Lode Mine, Arastra and Dum-(p)". The image shows a sluice and three miners at the end, with a small dog. The image is on a dark maroon card that measures 10"x 7".
The fourth image is of a small mining town in a large valley. The unmarked black card measures 9"x 11".
The fifth image is marked from O.C. Hinman of Silver City, N.M. - New Mexico views and measures 7"x 10" on a nice flower print card. The image is a washed out ravine that appears to be in a town behind some buildings, "1896" has been written below the front in pencil. All of the images are in good condition with strong contrast and some minor clips. A fine lot of mining views with an emphasis on equipment.
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