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    • Mining life in California

    • Chinese miners, some in coolie hats sit or stand near tents, or mine near a lake, in an unidentified mining camp in California. One man shaves a miners head, another braids a mans queue. Two miners cook over an open campfire near their tent. A...
    • Chinese--California--1850-1860.; Dance parties--California--1850-1860.; Hairdressing--California--1850-1860.; Miners--California--1850-1860.; Mining camps--California--1850-1860.; Outdoor cookery--California--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • Pikes Peak or bust

    • View of men camping in (probably) Colorado, with a covered wagon, tent, dogs, horses, and liquor bottles. Lettering reads: "Pikes Peak or Bust 1860."
    • Camping--Colorado--1860-1870.; Covered wagons--Colorado--1860-1870.; Dogs--Colorado--1860-1870.; Men--Colorado--1860-1870.; Transportation--Colorado--1860-1870.
    • 1860?
    • U. S. Commissioners in council with Arapahoes & Cheyennes, U.S.A. Generals, Harrison, Sherman,...

    • United States Army Generals, Harrison, Sherman, and Terry sit under a canvas tent and hold a council with Native American Arapahoes and Cheyennes.
    • Arapaho Indians--1860-1870.; Cheyenne Indians--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Generals--American--1860-1870.; Meetings--1860-1870.; Tents--1860-1870.; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh),...
    • 1862?
    • Fall River near Idaho Springs

    • View of Fall River (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Wooden buildings, log cabins, a tent, and a covered wagon are near Fall River and Clear Creek.
    • Clear Creek (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Fall River (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Fall River (Colo. : Town)--1860-1880.; Streams--Colorado--Fall River--1870-1880.; Wooden buildings--Colorado--Fall River--1870-1880.
    • 1863
    • Representatives of the press, with the excursion

    • Journalists with the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian pose in suits, overcoats, caps, wide brimmed hats or top hats; they stand near a canvas tent in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a stove pipe near canvas tents supported...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Journalists--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Group of Excursts. at Camp No. 1 Columbus, Neb.

    • Men and women, members of the Union Pacific excurions to the 100th meridian, pose in a group near burned fire rings and a tent at a camp site in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska. The men wear top hats or "wideawake" hats, overcoats and pose with...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Columbus (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Columbus--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Columbus--1860-1870.; Women--Nebraska--Columbus--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Head Quarters, Platte City

    • Members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian stand near a canvas tent in what is identified as Platte City in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. George Francis Train is seated on the grass, Mrs. Train and Thomas C. Durant are near a...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Tents--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 1866 October 25
    • Buffalo-hunting on the plains by officers of the United States Army

    • United States Army officers on horseback hunt buffalo on the plains. Soldiers in uniform take tongues from dead animals and drink a toast at a dinner table in a tent under United States flags. Includes portraits of Major Albert P. Morrow and...
    • Bison hunting--1860-1870.; Eating & drinking--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Military officers--American--1860-1870.; Cooper, Wyckliffe.; Morrow, Albert P.
    • 1867 July 6
    • City of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming Terr.

    • View of a canvas tent and log buildings in Pine Bluffs (Laramie County), Wyoming. A painted sign that reads "Bakery, Saloon" is beside wooden barrels in front of the tent. A log "Grocery Store" building has a grass roof, a stone chimney, and a...
    • Pine Bluffs (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Log buildings--Wyoming--Pine Bluffs--1860-1870.; Mercantile facilities--Wyoming--Pine Bluffs--1860-1870.; Tents--Wyoming--Pine Bluffs--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Dance house at Laramie

    • Men, women and boys pose outside a canvas tent painted to read "Keystone Hall" in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. Men and boys wear sack suits or vests and hats. Women wear dresses with full skirts. Shows frame and canvas buildings and wooden...
    • Laramie (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Boys--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Dance halls--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Tents--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Women--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Promontory, Utah

    • Men stand and pose beside canvas tents and a Union Pacific Railroad or Central Pacific Railroad passenger car in Promontory (Box Elder County), Utah. The men wear sack suits and caps or flat brimmed hats. A sign on a tent reads: "Post Office." A...
    • Central Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Promontory (Utah)--1860-1870.; Men--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.; Post offices--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.; Railroad passenger...
    • 1869 June 30
    • Tent city at Promontory

    • Men pose in front of tents or false front frame buildings in possibly Promontory (Box Elder County) or Corinne (Box Elder County), Utah. Legible signs on businesses read: "G. Goldberg, Wholesale Wines, Liquors, Tobacco & Cigars," "Billiard Hall,"...
    • False fronts--Utah--1860-1870.; Stores & shops--Utah--1860-1870.; Tents--Utah--1860-1870.
    • 1869 June 30
    • Wilhelminas Pass

    • View of the Devil's Slide rock formation in Weber Canyon, Morgan County, Utah. Union Pacific Railroad Company tracks, a trestle, and a tent colony are near the Weber River. Men stand on the railroad tracks. Shows a bridge over the river.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1870-1880.; Devils Slide (Morgan County, Utah : Slope)--1870-1880.; Morgan County (Utah)--1870-1880.; Weber Canyon (Utah)--1870-1880.; Weber River (Utah)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Utah--Morgan County--1870-1880.;...
    • 1870
    • Henrys Lake, Idaho

    • A view of Henrys Lake in Fremont County, Idaho. Shows a tent near the shore of the reservoir. A man sits on a rock and eats from a bowl. Mountains are in the distance.
    • Fremont County (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Henrys Lake (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Camping--Idaho--Fremont County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Idaho--Fremont County--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Idaho--Fremont County--1870-1880.; Geological and Geographical...
    • 1871?
    • Packing

    • Two men adjust the load on the back of a donkey in Colorado; shows a campsite with a tent, supplies, pots and pans.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--1870-1880.; Pack animals--Colorado--1870-1880.; Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • 1871?
    • Cunningham Gulch, from the Highland Mary Mine

    • A view of Cunningham Gulch from the Highland Mary Mine in San Juan County, Colorado shows Cunningham Creek and an encampment with tents. A miner stands near a tent and holds a tool or implement on his shoulder.
    • Cunningham Creek (San Juan County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Cunningham Gulch (San Juan County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Hinsdale County--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--San Juan...
    • 1871?
    • Mouth of Kanab Wash

    • View of steep rock walls, a narrow valley and Kanab Creek in Kanab Canyon (Coconino County), Arizona. Rocks and a structure, possibly a tent, are beside the creek bed.
    • Coconino County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Kanab Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Kanab Creek (Utah and Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Streams--Arizona--Coconino...
    • 1872
    • The kahn, or tent

    • A young Native American (Paiute) man stands in front of a u-shaped structure made of interlocking branches with an open roof, in southern Utah. He wears a forehead ornament that covers the part in his hair, a long shirt, breechcloth, and leggings....
    • Indians of North America--Utah--1870-1880.; Paiute baskets--Utah--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Utah--1870-1880.; Baskets--Utah--1870-1880.; Shelters--Utah--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • On trip to the Mount of the Holy Cross 1874 in front of tent

    • View of party of men with a tent, a mule-drawn covered wagon, and horses, Eagle County, Colorado. Identification as follows: Col. L.W. Woods and James Stevenson stand and J.S. Delano and Thomas Moran sit, unidentified African American (Black) cook...
    • African Americans--Colorado--Eagle County--1870-1880.; Eagle County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Artists--American--1870-1880.; Camping--Colorado--Eagle County--1870-1880.; Tents--Colorado--Eagle County--1870-1880.; Delano, J. S.; Moran, Thomas,...
    • 1874
    • General Merritt's H. Q. in the field on Whitewood

    • Cavalry officers lounge outside a tent under cottonwood trees, on Whitewood Creek, outside the Black Hills, Dakota Territory. They include: Second Lieutenant Julius H. Pardee, Twenty-third Infantry; First Lieutenant William C. Forbush, Fifth...
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Merritt, Wesley, 1834-1910--Staff.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876
    • Plaza, La Veta, Colo. Beatty Mt. in background

    • People and a horse-drawn carriage are in front of the one-story adobe brick Francisco Plaza fort buildings in La Veta (Spanish Peaks, Huerfano County), Colorado (later the Francisco Fort Museum), this served as the commercial center of the town and...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1870-1880.; La Veta (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--La Veta--1870-1880.; Forts & fortifications--Colorado--La Veta--1870-1880.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--La Veta--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876
    • Gen. Crook's Army in camp, on French Creek, after arrival of train

    • View of General George Crook's Native American campaign expedition camp on French Creek in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory, shows army canvas wall, A-frame, and small two man tents supplied by train, arranged in military organization. The...
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; United States. Army--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; French...
    • 1876
    • The Waltons out in the mountains (Colo) camping

    • Women, a man, and a girl pose by a canvas tent in Colorado; a United States flag is on a pole, and a surrey wagon has lettering on the cover: "J. Walton, Ypsilanti, Mich."
    • Camping--Colorado--1870-1880.; Girls--Colorado--1870-1880.; Tents--Colorado--1870-1880.; Women--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1876?
    • Leadville pioneer homes

    • Pioneer Leadville residents pose in front of their early homes in 1879, Colorado. The man and woman in the center, dressed in their finest, stand with their baby girl on a wood chair. Two men and another woman stand next to them, with a nursing...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Dwellings--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Pioneers--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Looking down Walsenburg's Main Street

    • Brick, stone, and frame commercial buildings and dwellings line Main Street in Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado. Barber poles, a fire hydrant and trees edge the boardwalk; a canvas tent is in the foreground. Buggies and pedestrians are in the...
    • Walsenburg (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Walsenburg--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Leadville from Capitol Hill

    • View from Capitol Hill across Leadville, Colorado shows a booming town filled with log and wood frame houses, lean-tos, sheds and barns, and some canvas tents. There is a make-shift corral, a horse and a long tent in the foreground.
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Log cabins--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Massachusetts, opening of the four days' bicycle contest for the championship of the world, in...

    • A crowd of people is inside a tent beside a velodrome track in Boston (Suffolk County), Massachusetts. Cyclists race high-wheeler bicycles. Shows an orchestra on an elevated stage and spectators.
    • Velocipedes--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Velodromes--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Boston (Mass.)--1870-1880.; Bicycle racing--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Bicycles & tricycles--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.;...
    • 1879 November 22
    • Irwin, Colo.

    • Businesses are on both sides of the muddy, rutted main street of Irwin, Colorado. Patterned clothing and boots are on display in front of a store marked "D. May & Co., Square Dealing Clothing Room;" down the street a sign reads "[R]easonable Abe,...
    • Irwin (Colo.)--1870-1880.
    • 1879 or 1880
    • Children's winter sports in Gunnison

    • Children bundled in warm clothes ride on small burros pulling sleds on a snowy street in Gunnison, Colorado. One boy rides his dog. Wood frame buildings and a tent show in background.
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Children playing in snow--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.; Dogs--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.; Donkeys--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Wetmore

    • Early view of the town of Wetmore, Custer County, Colorado, shows five men standing outside of a tent, dilapidated log cabins, frame and commercial buildings built among trees and brush, and snowy mountains.
    • Wetmore (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Wetmore--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Tent life in Gunnison

    • Early Gunnison, Colorado residents read newspapers inside their short walled canvas tent. A large pair of antlers hang on the front support pole. A washboard, more antlers, liquor bottles, and wood for the stove are outside the tent.
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Group of prospectors

    • A group of prospectors and their burro pose around a campfire and tent on the floor of a steep walled valley.
    • Campfires--1880-1890.; Donkeys--1880-1890.; Miners--1880-1890.; Mining--1880-1890.; Tents--1880-1890.
    • 1881?
    • True to nature

    • A soldier stands outside a round U. S. Army tent with a tripod of rifles in a Native American Sioux tepee camp, near Fort Randall and the Missouri River, Dakota Territory.
    • United States. Army.--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Fort Randall (S.D.)--1870-1880.; Indian encampments--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1882
    • La Junta's Harvey House in pioneer days

    • Guests, employees, and some of the citizens of the town of La Junta, Colorado, pose on the steps of the Harvey House in Otero County. Railroad tracks pass next to the building, and a handcart is in the foreground. Architectural features of the...
    • La Junta (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Hotels--Colorado--La Junta--1880-1890.
    • 1882
    • Looking southwest from 556 Main St.

    • View of intersection of Main and 5th (Fifth) Street, in Grand Junction, Colorado, shows businesses, houses, a canvas tent, and signs: "Bank," "Millinery," "Undertaker," "Furniture," "Insurance & Real Estate," and "Clothing." Boardwalk flanks dirt...
    • Grand Junction (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Grand Junction--1880-1890.
    • 1884
    • Cooke Rheas's and Bob Coe's Market hunting outfit in Hog Park

    • Men pose at hunter's camp in Hog Park (Montrose County) Colorado, with a tent, horses, tack, a cat or mountain lion carcass, a deer head and antlers.
    • Camping--Colorado--Montrose County--1880-1890.; Hunting--Colorado--Montrose County--1880-1890.; Men--Colorado--Montrose County--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Montrose County--1880-1890.
    • 1885
    • Church Sunday School picnic at Sunset, Colo. Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific RR.

    • People pose by the Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific tracks and depot, Sunset, (originally Penn's Gluch) Boulder County, Colorado. They are dressed in their finest for the Sunday School picnic excursion. A residence, tent, lunch room and grocery store...
    • Greeley, Salt Lake, and Pacific Railway Company--1880-1890.; Sunset (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Picnics--Colorado--Sunset--1880-1890.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Sunset--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Sunset--1880-1890.
    • 1885
    • Camp Baldwin, camp of survivors, 1886, soldiers in background

    • Camp Baldwin, Montana; camp site below Reno Hill where Reno survivors camped after being relieved by Gibbon and Terry; group of soldiers and civilian men and women camped at same site for 10th Anniversary Reunion of Battle at Little Bighorn; tent...
    • Camp Baldwin (Montana)--1880-1890.; Battlefields--Montana--1880-1890.; Soldiers--1880-1890.; Tents--1880-1890.; Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.
    • 1886
    • D & RG Ry. crossing, Gunnison River, Robideaux [sic], Delta Co. Colorado, 1886

    • View of the Gunnison River and Denver and Rio Grande Railway trestles near Roubideau (Delta County), Colorado. Buildings and possibly a tent are on the riverbanks, and mesas are in the distance.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Delta County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Gunnison River (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Buildings--Colorado--Delta County--1880-1890.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Delta County--1880-1890.; Rivers--Colorado--Delta...
    • 1886
    • Leadville, Officers of Rocky Mountain Rifles, 1887

    • A group of the Rocky Mountain Rifles, Leadville Division of the Colorado National Guard, pose in a camp in Colorado. Two seated officers include Colonel R.S. Morrison and Jake Kahn. Most of the men wear uniforms and various types of hats. Some have...
    • Colorado. National Guard. Leadville Division--1880-1890.; Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.
    • 1887
    • Alaska, U. S., Indian mat-makers

    • Three Native American women and a baby pose near a tent somewhere in Alaska. The eldest woman is outside, working on a mat she is making. The two younger women and the baby are under the shelter of the tent. A log cabin and a second tent flank the...
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--Alaska--1880-1890.; Children--Alaska--1880-1890.; Tents--Alaska--1880-1890.; Weaving--Alaska--1880-1890.; Women--Alaska--1880-1890.
    • 1887
    • A mess scene - scene on 'round up' of 1887 in Dakota

    • Men sit on the ground among saddled horses, a tent, and cook wagons in the Dakota Territory. Cattle are in the distance.
    • Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Chuckwagons--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Cowboys--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Horses--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Outdoor cookery--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.
    • 1887
    • Noon day 'chuck'

    • Men sit on the ground among saddled horses, a tent, and cook wagons.
    • Chuckwagons--1880-1890.; Cowboys--1880-1890.; Horses--1880-1890.
    • 1887

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