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Military Photographs

Photographs in the Archives

The Nevada State Archives has an extensive collection of photographs dating back to the founding of the state in 1864. These photos consist of varied subject matter--landscapes, portraits, candid scenes, and surveying trips. Some of these can be found on our Digital Collections website. Copies or access photographs not on the website will require a trip to the archives. These photographs offer pictorial evidence of our state and its diversity.

Most of the photos were created by state agencies in the course of normal business and consist of cartes-de-visite, prints on paper, film and glass plate negatives, and electronic files. Current access is through an in-house database. Not all available photographs have been scanned nor is all the information about our photos online at this time.

To facilitate public access the Archives staff created contact sheets of, and identification reports for, selected subjects and state agencies. Most of the scanned photos are at a resolution of either 75 or 100 dpi; if you require a higher resolution or would like to request the use of images for publication, please contact us.

Each photo is identified by a unique code (example: CCC-0001) that allows us to find the image more easily. This code is listed on the attached contact sheets that have been created for 'Carson City' and 'Events'.

Black and white image of U.S. Air Force Helicopters in Pioche region

U.S. Air Force Helicopters

Rescue of snowbound deer hunters in Pioche region (Nov. 4-9, 1957).
Image from the State Archives (EVN-0043).

Military Photos

Photographs of Nevada National Guard members of the 19th century. Two are portraits of members, the other two are composite photographs of Company F, First Regiment, with their marksmanship scores.

National Guard Collection

Location: Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City, Nevada.

1. Raycroft, Richard--Portraits. 2. Mackey, Will--Portraits. 3. Poujade, Joseph--Portraits. 4. Richardson, M.A. 5. Fatheregill, William. 6. Peterson, Edward. 7. Hawes, D.C. 8. Calvin, C.W. 9. Thaxter, G.C. 10. Collins. F. 11. Gray, D.F. 12. Burlington, H. 13. Heritage, George. 14. Muller, J.E. 15. Carney, Edward. 16. Bryant, F.F. 17. Walsh, E.J. 18. Gray, D.F. 19. Spencer, G.A. 20. Blethen, Frank. 21. Gorden, P.H. 22. Doane, W.G. 23. Benton, J.M. 24. Cushing, F.A. 25. Davis, W.C.N. 26. Helm, F. 27. Wilson, W.F. 28. Wilcox, C.M. 29. Morton, D.A. 30. Newnham, J. 31. Uniforms, Military--Photographs. 32. Nevada-- National Guard. 33. Nevada--Lieutenant-governors.

RGPN: NNG 0001-0004

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