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    P. E. Larson "Prospectors Outfit Goldfield, Nevada" Photograph. 9.5" x 7.5". This image features a group of miners who Larson has grubstaked . Soon after arriving in Goldfield, Larson made arrangements to grubstake prospectors to search for a possible strike east of the Nevada town. A grubstake contained sufficient food and equipment to last the prospector for a month in the desert. The numerous tents in the background show this to be a very early image of Goldfield's boom as a gold town. In the lower margin is written "Larson Pho: / No 322." The verso is blank.

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    P. E. Larson followed several gold rushes to capitalize on the frenzy they brought about in the lives of miners, their families, and local businesses. He wanted to memorialize the endeavors of these hardworking people, so he opened his first studio in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1896. Two years later he went to the Klondike and opened a studio in Dawson City. He then followed the new gold rush to Goldfield, Nevada, opening his Palm Studio in that desert town. Following his move to Goldfield, he changed his last name from Larss to Larson to give it a more western flavor. In Goldfield, he established himself and became one of the greatest and most famous western artists in the history of the American West.



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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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