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    EARLY VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA - CARTE DE VISITE - circa 1866-68. This is an early and rare image of Virginia City, Montana from the Montana Picture Gallery by artist A.C. Carter. Carter operated this specific gallery from 1866-68 and advertised his local views, "Taken in the best styles of the art. Views of mills, Buildings, Localities, etc. taken at reasonable rates. Photographic Views of Virginia City, Great Salt Lake City, Mountain Scenery, and Portraits of Celebrities for sale in great variety." The thin card measures 4"x 2.5", and features the "Nowlan & Weary Bank" and "L. Daems City Drug Store". The contrast is good and the tonality is light overall, but much detail can be seen. There is a slight tear to the bottom center of the image and card about .25". A great early Montana town image.

    Mautz, Carl. Biographies of Western Photographer's, (Nevada City, California: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997).

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    10th Saturday
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