Photo Collections Record
Robert E. "Spud" Lake PhotographsExtent:
0.2 Linear Feet (2 hanging folders)
Photo Cabinet 2:C
Link to Collection Guide
View select materials onlineRelated Materials:
Lake-Eglington Family Papers, 1905-1983. MS-00142. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lake-Eglington Family Photograph Collection, 1900-1976. PH-00010. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lake, Robert E. Interview, September 27, 1975. OH-01052. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lake, Mary Lake. Interview, February 1951. OH-01051. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The Robert E. "Spud" Lake Photographs depict "Spud" Lake, his family, and Las Vegas, Nevada from 1905 to 1947. The photographs include the Las Vegas town site auction, Stewart (Kiel) Ranch, Clark County Courthouse, Eglington Ranch, Helldorado Parade, and Colorado River and the Hoover (Boulder) Dam. The photographs also depict a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon honoring Las Vegas pioneers, the Gold Bar Club tent in Pahrump, Nevada, and Fremont Street in Las Vegas.
Early Las Vegas
01 Auction, Clark Townsite, May 15, 1905
02 Main Street
03 Stewart Ranch (postcard)
04 Clark County Courthouse. Frank Waite , under sheriff, and wife Nellie on horseback.(c. 1914)-Identified by Ron Donoho , 1-13-98.
05 Ball field
06 New York Store baseball team
07 Freighting team in front of Cottage Hotel, including Ed Marshall, E.G. Waite, Earl Rockwell, Spud Lake (postcard)
08 U.S. Air Mail, April 17, 1926 ( Fred Kelly name on plane) (postcard)
09 Mounted rider giving mail sack to pilot, Western Air Express, April 17, 1926 (postcard)
10 Snow scene, 4th and Fremont, 1921
11 Eglington Ranch
12 Petrified wood gathered by Lakes
Later Las Vegas
13 Helldorado, 1935, with Spud Lake and George Hathaway
14 Helldorado, 1935, Spud Lake in costume and vehicle
Colorado River, Boulder (Hoover)Dam
15 Murl Emery and party in boat at shore
16 Congressional party visiting Black Canyon dam site, 1923
17 Spud Lake at Colorado River
18 Spud Lake at Colorado River
19 Unident. Man at Colorado River
20 Hoover Dam, upstream
Lucky Dutchman Mine
21 Lucky Dutchman, RR Pass, man pictured is Spud Lake
22 LV&T Depot Rhyolite, 1920's. Still shows "Women" over separate waiting rooms.
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23 Tent mining town
24 Gold Bar Club, men at entry, including George Sanders
25 Gold Bar Club, Nellie Waite, Claude Mackie and George Sanders, 1928
26 Gold Bar Club, Fred Hesse and Spud Lake
27 Gilbert Bros.
28 Airplane and four unident. individuals (prob. Las Vegas)
30 Driveway gate
31 Two men, unident., appears to be tug o' war over fish
32 [Cliff Lake on telephone?] with tent in distance (postcard)
33 Robert E. Lake (double exposure)
34 Spud Lake on horseback, ident. As "Wild Cave Man"
35 Jack Tuck and burro
36 Nellie Waite , s.e. of Sloan in front of petroglyphs
37 Frank and Nellie Waite at same location
38 Frank Waite and Spud Lake at Fort Callville, waters of Lake Mead rising
39 [Ed Waite?] standing by auto in desert
40 Tom Lake, Spud Lake?, Jack Tuck, using burro to pull wagon
41 Robert and Mary Lake and two unident. men on desert outing
42 (same outing as above, note additional woman)
43 (same outing as above, note additional woman to 41)
44 Nellie Brighton Lake (also id'd as Nellie Waite)
45 Spud Lake, Mike Fisher, Ed Wagner, Frank Waite identified as "alias Charleston?"
46 Nana Emrich, and children; Jim Bearden, Eugene Bearden, Bob Eglington at Eglington Ranch
47 Frank Waite and two women in horse-drawn wagon (postcard)
48 Las Vegas Oldtimers including Squires, Aplins, Balls, Lakes, Westlakes, Von Tobels.
49 Unidentified prospector and burro entitled, "The Prospector-(Return)", taken by railroad station which was in a railroad car. Prospector shows original station. SP, LA &SL coach No. 12 in background.
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***NOTE: Spud Lake made some identifications in 1978. Because of his advanced age, id's should be used in conjunction with other evidence .
He stated that planes may be those of Maury Graham, pioneer pilot. Also, he noted that Tommy Thompson ran Rockwell Field when it was opened. Petrified wood pictured in no.12 was gathered in the vicinity of the Spring Mountain Ranch. In 1978 it was donated to the Nevada State Park System and returned to Spring Mountain Ranch.
A. Kepper 3/27/79