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    Photograph Entitled "P. E. Larson at his mine in the Silver Bow District." 9.5" x 3.5". This photograph represents the only known image of Larson outside of institutional holdings, quite possibly also the only known photo of the Silver Bow District. (The Silver Bow District was located just outside Goldfield in Nye County.) Larson's mine was called the Jennie K. The open case behind him holds his portable 8" x 10" Gundlach-view camera that Larson used when traveling in the field. The photo contains penciled notations on the verso.

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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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