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Bryan Tipton Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Container: FB 312
Identifier: H2009-012

Content Description

The collection includes one photo album of ninety-two photographic images taken by Bryan Tipton in the early 1920s. Bryan Tipton worked on the Custer Battlefield Highway from Lead to Spearfish and west to Wyoming. One photo is identified as being taken near Whitewood, SD in 1923. Mr. Tipton drove a three horse scraper and there are pictures of the crew, their road working equipment, and cook shack. There are a number of images of Deadwood including the City Hall, jail, post office, Masonic Temple, Chicago and Northwestern railroad depot, Mt Moriah cemetery, and the Franklin Hotel. During the winter months, Tipton worked as a logger and there are a number of images of flume construction and saw mills. Also included are images of the Warren-Lamber Lumber Company of Mystic, SD from the winter of 1923. There are also images of the Gold Feather Mine (a.k.a. Monarch Mine) in Two Bit, SD. There are a number of other images taken throughout the Black Hills. Other images show various individuals and horses. There are also a few identified images, particularly of Bryan Tipton.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1923



0.25 Cubic Feet


The images are all 3x5 black and white images. The leather bound photo album measures 5 ¼ x 8 ¾ x 1 ½. The cover has the work “Photographs” on the upper left hand corner.