Arundel C. Hull Collection
This collection consists of twenty-nine 5 x 8 sepia toned photographs taken by Arundel C. Hull while he was in the Hot Springs (S.D.) area in 1889. The donor numbered and foldered the photographs. The book, "Photographer of the Early West: The Story of Arundel Hull," by Eugene A. Miller was also donated at this time. The book was transferred to the South Dakota State Archives Library. This book provides a wealth of background information on Arundel Hull and his photography. Hull was a photographer who took pictures from 1868 to 1869 of the Union Pacific Railroad and the gold fields in Colorado. He also covered areas of Wyoming, Utah and Nebraska. In 1870 he established his studio in Fremont, Nebraska. During the summer of 1889, Hull brought his wife and daughters to Hot Springs, South Dakota. He took photographs of the Minnekahta Hotel and the surrounding area. Hot Springs was a popular vacation spot at that time because of its sulfur hot springs which boasted healing qualities.
- Hull, Arundel C.--Photo Studio (Fremont, NE) (Organization)
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The first six photographs were passed from Arundel C. Hull to his daughter Bessie Aune, then to Nina Miller who donated them to the Eugene A. Miller Collection. The photographs are mounted on secondary support and bear the Hull Gallery imprint. HF-21: Point of rocks overlook with a man posing on the rocks. HF-22: Minnekahta Hotel from left rear corner. Pictured are Mrs. Florence Hull, Bessie and May. HF-23: Sulpher Springs Pavilion with a group of people HF-24: Overview of Hot Springs through the pines. Pictured are Mrs. Florence Hull, Bessie and May. HF-25: Rock cavern with a group of ten people HF-26: Lover’s Glen These 23 photographs were passed from Arundel C. Hull to his daughter May Charlotte Ellis and then to his granddaughter, Cecilia Ellis Sutton who donated them to the Eugene A. Miller Collection. These photographs were part of a photograph album, but have been removed from it. HFCS-HS-03: Minnekahta Hotel from the left rear corner. Pictured are Mrs. Florence Hull, Bessie and May. (Same as HF-22) HFCS-HS-04: Minnekahta Hotel from the right rear corner. Pictured is a lady partially hidden behind the bush in foreground. HFCS-HS-05: Minnekahta Hotel front view. Horse and buggies in front and on left, people scattered on the porch. HFCS-HS-07: Minnekahta Hotel view from the left front. HFCS-HS-11: Overview of Hot Springs through the trees. Pictured are Mrs. Florence Hull, Bessie and May. (Same as HF-24) HFCS-HS-14: Point of Rocks above stream, two girls posing on a ledge. HFCS-HS-15: Rock Quarry operation, wide view HFCS-HS-20: Rock Quarry operation, close-up HFCS-HS-22: Rock Quarry HFCS-HS-25: Rock Cavern. Pictured are a group of ten people (Same as HF-25) HFCS-HS-27: Eagle Canyon. Pictured are two ladies in dark clothing and three young girls in white clothing HFCS-HS-30: Road with a team and buggy in the distance HFCS-HS-31: Stream cascading into a pool, girl in the background HFCS-HS-41: Stream at right, rocky foreground with seven people posing in the background HFCS-HS-43: Panoramic view of a house, shed and barn in the foreground and the Minnekahta Hotel in the background HFCS-HS-44: Point of rocks overlook with a pan posing on the rocks (Same as HF-21) HFCS-HS-56: Sulphur Springs Pavilion with a scattered group of people HFCS-HS-59: Minnekahta Hotel from front right HFCS-HS-69: Wide stream (upstream from photo 14) eight ladies and girls posing in the background, pipe running across the stream in the foreground HFCS-HS-70: Wide stream, (upstream from photo 69) HFCS-HS-71: Cascading Stream HFCS-HS-72: Stream HFCS-HS-73: Rocky Canyon