Wednesday, 27 August 2008

A veritable goldmine

The US Geological Survey is scanning and posting some of their old photos. It might not sound exciting, but …

Even the opening page has a photo of Main street in Cheyenne. Laramie County, Wyoming. 1869.

The section on pioneer photographers lists some of the expeditions, not only photographing landscape features, but locals too. E.g., Apache Lake in 1873, with 2 Apache scouts in the foreground (I love the look on their faces):,%20%203

Use of a tarp in 1868

Devil's Den, Gettysburg

Fort Ruby, Nevada

I picked up this site from the Goat's newsfeed. Thanks.

No doubt there are more hidden gems in there, but I must get on with some paperwork.