N. P. [early 1880s]. Item #1593
5” x 8” on slightly larger mount. Good: a bit underexposed with scattered soil spots and numerous faint surface cracks. A stirring image of 23 African American miners and two white (presumed) overseers. At least six are holding mining implements and two appear to be children. They are outside of a hoist house, the structure that covered the winch that lifted containers or "cans" of mineral out of the earth and where miners descended. While we can't place the photo, a faint name in pencil on the mount's verso “G. (or Geo. ) Hearst” may allow a future researcher to determine its location. George Hearst was a United States Senator and the father of William Randolph Hearst. He made his fortune in mining and owned the Ontario silver mine in Park City, Utah, having purchased it in 1872 and also had mining interests in Nevada and Montana. The photo was found at an estate sale in Idaho. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.