Photo Collections Record
Tonopah-Goldfield Mining Photograph CollectionExtent:
1.5 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 hanging folder)
RS 1.6.2, Photo Cabinet 1:B
Link to Collection Guide
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Nevada Mining Collection, 1842-1966. MS-00011. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nevada Mining Photograph Collection, 1868-1933. PH-00361. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records, 1904-1930. MS-00744. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tonopah Mining Company Records, 1904-1945. MS-00752. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Goldfield, Nevada Collection, 1903-1924. MS-00010. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Tonopah-Goldfield Mining Photograph Collection depicts mining activities in the mining towns of Tonopah and Goldfield in Esmeralda County, Nevada from 1901 to 1905. The photographs primarily depict mines, miners, mills, construction, ore, and workers transporting ore. The photographs also depict events and people in Tonopah and Goldfield, including parades, celebrations, banquets, children, Native Americans, and prominent buildings.
0001 Goldfield, Nevada , 1903
0002 Main Street, Goldfield, Nevada-1904
0003 Mines in Goldfield, Nevada: Florence, Jumbo, Columbia, Tunnel of Band Goldfield Mining company Goldfield Oro Mining Co.
0004 Tonopah, Nevada 1901
0005 First Water in Tonopah, Nevada-1902
0006 Golden Block, Tonopah, Nevada-1902
0007 Fraternal Order of Eagles Parade, July 4, 1903-Tonopah, Nevada
0008 Christening the Tonopah Railroad, July 25, 1904
0009 Queen of the Tonopah Railroad Carnival, July 25, 1904
0010 Tonopah Railroad Carnival float, July 25, 1904
0011 Carson & Colorado (C&C)car/ wagons in Tonopah, Nevada
0012 Band in parade-Tonopah Nevada
0013 Tonopah Volunteer Fire Department(?)
0014 5-photo panorama of Tonopah, Nevada- 1904
0015 5-photo panorama of Tonopah, Nevada- 1904
0016 5-photo panorama of Tonopah, Nevada- 1904
0017 5-photo panorama of Tonopah, Nevada- 1904
0018 5-photo panorama of Tonopah, Nevada- 1904
0019 Drilling contest in Tonopah, Nevada
0020 Drilling contest during railroad carnival)
0021 Tonopah Railroad locomotive wreck
0022 Tonopah State in front of Lothrop and Davis General Merchandise Store
0023 Goldfield ore ready for shipment at Tonopah Freight yard
0024 Barrel house
0025 Interior of mine - Tonopah or Goldfield, Nev. (c. 1904) (Photo by E.W. Smith)
0026 Combination Mine (c. 1904) (Photo by E.W. Smith)
0027 Stope, January lease. (interior of mine shaft) (Photo by E.W. Smith, 1904)
0028 Velvet Shaft No. 1, Goldfield, Nevada. (Photo by E.W. Smith, c. 1904)
0029 January lease, Goldfield, Nev. (c. 1904) (Photo by E.W. Smith)
0030 Miner's dugout, Tonopah or Goldfield area. (c. 1904)
0023 TONOPAH-GOLDFIELD ALBUM
(additional photos still housed in albums)
Tonopah, Nevada (cont.)
0031 C&C "Esmeralda". Better view of occupants and wagon appears in Lady in Boomtown by Mrs. Hugh Brown. (Palo Alto: American West Publishing Col, 1968) (Photo by E.W.Smith)
0032 Tonopah yards showing C&C passenger train locomotive, coach, and "Esmeralda".
Identifications made by Dave Coons, 1983
p. 11 Carson &Colorado RR business car "Esmeralda" showing above wagons
p.14,15 Belle pepper at driving of the spike on narrow gauge Tonopah RR.
p. 39 Loading ore at Tonopah on Tonopah RR boxcar. On right is C&C boxcar
NOTE: Coons mistakenly assigns the following to: TONOPAH-GOLDFIELD ALBUM 2, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE TONOPAH-GOLDFIELD ALBUM. HOPEFULLY COONS' REFERENCE WILL BE INDENTIFIED.
TONOPAH-GOLDFIELD ALBUM 2, unmarked
p.4.1 Old right of way Las Vegas & Tonopah RR between Beatty and Rhyolite; notice RR ties off to the left.
p.9.1 Southern pacific Railroad train at Hazen, NV. About time of building of Hazen cutoff to Mina , NV. ( This is probably photo of Stephen Powell Albums, p.19.1)
p.21.2 Probably at Hazen on SPRR; McKeen car shows to left.
p.40.9 V&T No.1 at Reno.
p.41.3 Pullman cars at Reno.
p.41.5 Pullman cars at Reno.
p.41.10 SPRR right of way
p.41.12 V&T right of way.