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Photographs: Photographs in the Archives

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'.

John Nulty Collection

John Nulty was employed by the Nevada Secretary of State's office, but his avocation was photography and he had a photo developing laboratory in the basement of the State Capitol building. Much of his time was spent capturing on film the officials, employees, buildings, and activities of state government. He also photographed many private businesses, houses, and other buildings in Carson City and the surrounding area, including aerials views of the capital city; and private citizens during special occasions such as anniversaries, weddings, and grand openings of businesses.

The John Nulty collection of photographs consists of 3,191 prints and negatives dating from approximately 1947-1975 with the bulk dates ranging from 1958-1967. The collection is almost entirely negatives which are arranged alphabetically by subject:

  • Airports and Aircraft
  • Boards and Commissions (members)
  • Buildings, Capitol
  • Buildings, Governor's Mansion
  • Buildings, State
  • Carson City
  • Civil Rights
  • Events
  • Genoa
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Landscapes
  • Laxalt, Paul, Governor
  • Legislators and Elected Officials
  • Library, State
  • List, Robert, Governor
  • Miscellaneous
  • O'Callaghan, Mike, Governor
  • People, Identified
  • People, Unidentified
  • Pittman, Vail, Governor
  • Prison, Nevada State
  • Reno
  • Russell, Charles, Family
  • Russell, Charles, Governor
  • Russell, Charles, with Identified People
  • Russell, Charles, with Unidentified People
  • Sawyer, Grant, Family
  • Sawyer, Grant, Governor
  • Sawyer, Grant, Governor, Inauguration
  • Sawyer, Grant, with Identified People
  • Sawyer, Grant, with Unidentified People
  • State Employees
  • Virginia City, Nevada State
  • Washoe Valley

The Nulty prints are also arranged by topic. When a matching negative was located it was placed with the print. There are a few color prints but most are black and white. The sizes vary from 2x2" to 8x10". Subjects include:

  • Airports and Aircraft
  • Buildings, State Capitol
  • Carson City
  • Employment Security Employees
  • Frye, Tom, Champion Trap Shooter Exhibition
  • Go-Cart Races around the Legislative Building
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Nulty, John (photos of the photographer)
  • People, Identified
  • People, Unidentified
  • Places, Identified
  • Places, Unidentified
  • Russell, Charles, Governor
  • Stampede Dam Dedication
  • Virginia City

Carson City

Unique Code Title Summary Date
CCC-0001 Carson City Aerial looking west from Capitol roof Churches, Carson & King Streets 1875 ca
CCC-0002 Carson City Aerial looking west over residential neighborhoods Colorized postcard  
CCC-0003 Bishop, CA (originally misidentified as Carson City) Line Street looking toward Mount Tom and Basin Mountain 1909
CCC-0004 Carson City Aerial looking east from "C" Hill   1875
CCC-0005 Carson City Aerial looking from southeast to northwest over entire town   1960 ca?
CCC-0006 Carson City Aerial looking northeast from "C" Hill, small plane making aerial drop over fire    
CCC-0007 Carson City Aerial centered over capitol   1970 ca?
CCC-0008 Carson City Aerial taken over center of town from high elevation    
CCC-0009 Carson City Aerial Bird's Eye lithograph   1875
CCC-0010 Carson City Aerial Bird's Eye lithograph   1875
CCC-0011 A. M. Ardery home   1916/01/20
CCC-0012 A. M. Ardery home   1916/01/18
CCC-0013 Home on East 5th Street   1916
CCC-0014 A. M. Ardery home    
CCC-0015 Ormsby Home    
CCC-0016 Orion Clemens home   1961
CCC-0017 J. Neely Johnson home    
CCC-0018 Nevada Governor's Mansion, plaque in front of house    
CCC-0019 Stewart – Governor Nye house    
CCC-0020 Aerial looking west from Carson City toward Lake Tahoe Taken from 13,500' elevation 1969
CCC-0021 St. Peters Episcopal Church   1930
CCC-0022 Presbyterian Church    
CCC-0023 First United Methodist Church    
CCC-0024 First Presbyterian Church   1899
CCC-0025 Decorated alter in unidentified Carson City church    
CCC-0026 Carson City Public School   1916-1920
CCC-0027 Legislative    
CCC-0028 Carson City Public School Minnesota between Proctor & Telegraph  
CCC-0029 Warren Engine House on Musser Street    
CCC-0030 Carson City Fire Department on Musser Street    
CCC-0031 White House Hotel, corner of E. 3rd and S. Fall Streets Taken after a fire  
CCC-0032 Ormsby House at the corner 2nd and Carson Streets   1863
CCC-0033 Ormsby House   1863 ca
CCC-0034 Ormsby House bar   1863 ca
CCC-0035 Corner of Musser & Carson Streets: Great Basin Hotel, Meyers Hardware, Warren Engine Co., Methodist Church, St. Peter's Episcopal Church Taken from State Capitol roof before landscaping and iron fence 1871
CCC-0036 Warm Springs Hotel    
CCC-0037 Pinion Hills Carson River crossing   1963/05/21
CCC-0038 Pinion Hills Carson River crossing   1963/05/21
CCC-0039 Pinion Hills Carson River crossing   1963/05/21
CCC-0040 Carson City Golf Course    
CCC-0041 Carson City boxing ring setup for the Corbett-Fitzsimons fight   1897
CCC-0042 Carson Savings Bank, North Carson Street   1880 ca
CCC-0043 Virginia and Truckee Railroad depot on Carson Street    
CCC-0044 Federal Building on North Carson Street   1890, ca
CCC-0045 State Capitol and grounds looking northeast   1890, ca
CCC-0046 Virginia and Truckee Railroad depot   1890, ca
CCC-0047 Legislative   1890, ca
CCC-0048 Carson City Mint on North Carson Street   1890, ca
CCC-0049 Residential street scene   1890, ca
CCC-0050 Bank on street corner, unidentified   1890, ca
CCC-0051 School in Carson City, unidentified   1890, ca
CCC-0052 Nevada State Prison entrance gates on East 5th Street   1890, ca
CCC-0053 Legislative   1890, ca
CCC-0054 Carson River east of Carson City   1890, ca
CCC-0055 5th street covered with snow   1916
CCC-0056 Carson City house and street covered with 6" of snow   1916/01/18
CCC-0057 North Carson Street, looking south from the post office Shows boy on bicycle 1928
CCC-0058 North Carson Street, looking south from the post office Shows boy on bicycle  
CCC-0059 Looking east on 5th Street toward State Prison Street lined with trees, wood fence  
CCC-0060 Carson Street Saloon, "one block north of Meyer's Hotel"   1890, ca
CCC-0061 Future site of the Capitol Complex   1930 ca
CCC-0062 King Street looking east to Capitol   1930 ca
CCC-0063 King Street looking east to Capitol   1930 ca
CCC-0064 King Street looking east to Capitol   1930 ca
CCC-0065 Stewart Street looking north Showing V&TRR tracks and small houses 1930 ca
CCC-0066 Stewart & King Streets looking west Showing V&TRR tracks and small houses 1930 ca
CCC-0067 Stewart and Musser Streets looking south Showing V&TRR tracks and small houses 1930 ca
CCC-0068 Looking west on Musser at the corner of Stewart Showing V&TRR tracks and small houses 1930 ca
CCC-0069 Corner of Musser and Fall Streets, Ada Meyers home   1930 ca
CCC-0070 East King and Park Streets   1930 ca
CCC-0071 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0072 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0073 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0074 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0075 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0076 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0077 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0078 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0079 Destruction of unidentified old building Location unidentified 1930 ca
CCC-0080 Carson City Aerial looking east to west across town    
CCC-0081 Montgomery Wards on North Carson Street   1960 ca
CCC-0082 [Greater Nevada] Credit Union 911 E. 2nd Street at the corner of S. Pratt   1960 ca
CCC-0083 Senator Club and Café 203 N. Carson Street, Carson City   1950 early
CCC-0084 Federal Building   1960 ca
CCC-0085 Long John Silver's restaurant S. Carson Street   1960 ca
CCC-0086 Unidentified office building at N. Carson and Spear Streets   1960 ca
CCC-0087 Coventry Cross Episcopal Church [Minden?]   1963
CCC-0088 Carson City Aerial looking west from Capitol   1972 ca
CCC-0089 Carson City Aerial looking west from Capitol   1972 ca
CCC-0090 Carson City Aerial   1972 ca
CCC-0091 Carson City Aerial centered over Capitol looking south to Children's Home   1972 ca
CCC-0092 Carson City Aerial King Street west of public school   1972 ca
CCC-0093 Carson City Aerial from Capitol to north end of town   1972 ca
CCC-0094 Carson City Aerial from Capitol to northwest end of town   1972 ca
CCC-0095 Carson City Aerial from Capitol to northwest end of town   1972 ca
CCC-0096 Carson City Aerial over unidentified undeveloped area   1972 ca
CCC-0097 Carson City Aerial over unidentified outskirts   1972 ca
CCC-0098 Carson City Aerial over unidentified outskirts   1972 ca
CCC-0099 Carson City Aerial undeveloped area and check dam?   1972 ca
CCC-0100 Carson City Aerial northeast showing Highway 50   1972 ca
CCC-0101 Carson City Aerial centered over capitol   1972 ca
CCC-0102 Carson City Aerial unidentified area including development and farm land   1972 ca
CCC-0103 Carson City Aerial east along Highway 50?   1972 ca
CCC-0104 Carson City Aerial hilly undeveloped area and check dam?   1972 ca
CCC-0105 Carson City Aerial hilly undeveloped area check dam?   1972 ca
CCC-0106 Carson City Aerial unidentified area including development and fields   1972 ca
CCC-0107 Carson City Aerial hilly undeveloped area and check dam?   1972 ca
CCC-0108 Carson City Aerial looking northwest    
CCC-0109 Carson City Aerial featuring state capitol looking south   1915
CCC-0110 Carson City aerial view looking north    
CCC-0111 Carson City aerial view looking north    
CCC-0112 Carson City Aerial view looking from north to south   1960 ca
CCC-0113 Carson City Aerial view looking from north to south   1960 ca
CCC-0114 Carson City Aerial view looking west toward Lake Tahoe   1970 ca
CCC-0115 Carson City aerial view looking west looking from north (near) to south   1960 ca
CCC-0116 Carson City aerial view showing Capitol Complex   1970 ca
CCC-0117 Carson City aerial view looking west looking from north (near) to south   1970 ca
CCC-0118 400 S. Carson Street, --Rio, bar, [4 CB Club?]   1970 ca
CCC-0119 408 and 410 S. Carson Street, bar and consignment shop   1970 ca
CCC-0120 400 S. Carson Street, --Rio, bar, [4 CB Club?]   1970 ca
CCC-0121 408 and 410 S. Carson Street, bar and consignment shop   1970 ca
CCC-0122 408 and 410 S. Carson Street, bar and consignment shop   1970 ca
CCC-0123 400 S. Carson Street, --Rio, bar, [4 CB Club?]   1970 ca
CCC-0124 Carson River east of Carson City   1890 ca
CCC-0125 Federal building/US Post Office showing building to south 401 N. Carson Street 1920s ca
CCC-0126 Federal building/US Post Office showing building to north 401 N. Carson Street n.d.
CCC-0127 Carson City aerial encompassing Roop on east, Thompson on west, Washington on north and 7th St. on south Includes capitol, legislature, Nugget and Ormsby House casinos 1972-1976 ca

Events

Unique Code Title Summary Date
EVN-0001 Gans Boxing Match Nelson F Gans fight at Goldfield, NV Sep 3 1906 1906
EVN-0002 Jack Dempsey World Champion Boxer  
ENV-0003 Corbett – McGovern Boxing Match "Corbett Won 11 Rounds March 31 1903"; Ed Graney, Referee 1903
EVN-0004 Johnson-Jeffries Boxing Match Billy Jordan introduces fighter Johnson and others, Reno, NV (No.83(Dana Photo S.F.)) July 4, 1910
EVN-0005 Johnson-Jeffries Boxing Match, Reno, NV. McIntosh, Hugh; Burns, Tommy; Sullivan, John L.; Coffroth, Jimmy; Gotch, Frank; Jordan, Jimmy; McCarry, Tom; Lang, Bill; Fitzsimmons, ?; Sharkey, Tom; Harding, Geo.,; Ketchell, Stanley July 4, 1910
EVN-0006 United States Congress Joint Session President Roosevelt presiding December 8, 1941
EVN-0007 State Fair - Churchill County Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight March 17, 1897, Carson City; float. 1987
EVN-0008 State Fair - Churchill County Pershing County agricultural display 1987
EVN-0009 State Fair - Churchill County Lyon County agricultural display 1987
EVN-0010 State Fair - Churchill County Churchill County agricultural display 1987
EVN-0011 State Fair - Churchill County Future Farmers of America display; Moapa Valley; Carson Valley; Nevada High Schools 1987
EVN-0012 State Fair - Churchill County "Crafts of Washoe-Paiutes-Shoshones" display with craftsman, WPA exhibit 1987
EVN-0013 State Fair - Churchill County Works Project Administration; Writers Project; Pre-School Play Center 1987
EVN-0014 Austin Sanitary - Gridley Sack of Flour
Exhibit featuring sack that earned $275,000 for the US Sanitary Commission during the Civil War  
EVN-0015 Nevada's float for the 1949 Presidential (Truman) Inaugural Parades Features skier, cowgirl, and the wording Battle Born 1864-1949 Lincoln to Truman 1949
EVN-0016 Horses and riders Nevada Day Parade 1949
EVN-0017 Kennecott Copper Corporation float Nevada Day Parade 1949
EVN-0018 Barbara Vucanovich Nevada Day Parade 1986
EVN-0019 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0020 Nevada Day Parade Taken from 13,500' elevation 1986
EVN-0021 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0022 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0023 Congressman Harry Reid Nevada Day Parade 1986
EVN-0024 Covered wagon and horse and riders Nevada Day Parade 1986
EVN-0025 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0026 Nevada Day Parade Cactus Jack's Casino 1986
EVN-0027 Nevada Day Parade Nugget casino 1986
EVN-0028 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0029 Song leaders marching Nevada Day Parade 1986
EVN-0030 Grand Marshal Louise Curran Nevada Day Parade 1986
EVN-0031 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0032 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0033 Nevada Day Parade   1986
EVN-0034 Lions' Club float Nevada Day Parade 1963
EVN-0035 Harrah's float Nevada Day Parade 1963
EVN-0036 Harrah's float Nevada Day Parade 1963
EVN-0037 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0038 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0039 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0040 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0041 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0042 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0043 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0044 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0045 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957
EVN-0046 Rescue of snowbound hunters in Pioche region Nov 4-9, 1957 Full text describing operation from Gov-0187, Folder 30 Speicer, Major; Hamilton Field, CA; Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; Pioche, NV; Crawford, Lt. Ed; Bleak, Charles; Hill, R.W.; Pony Springs Nov. 4-9, 1957

Capitol Photos

Summary: Photographs of the Nevada State Capitol. Views range from 1870 to 1913.

The Nevada State Capitol building was constructed between 1869 and 1871.

Nevada State Capitol Collection.

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

1. Nevada State Capitol (Carson City, Nev) 2. Carson City (Nev)

RGPN: NSC 0001-0004

ID: NVSV92-F325 CC: 9554 DCF: a

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