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Harry Robbins Collection--Glass Plate Negatives

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2014-038

Content Description

The collection consists of 119 glass plate negatives and World War I era photographs taken and collected by Harry Robbins. The 119 glass plate images show various South Dakota scenes believed to be in the Campbell County area in and around Pollock (S.D.) dating from the 1910s to 1920s. The plates mainly include images of unidentified families and family members. The images also show numerous agricultural and landscape scenes as well as images of the Missouri River. Of particular interest in the collection are an image of the Standing Rock Monument at Fort Yates (N.D.), death scenes of an infant child, a small logging operation, threshing crews and rigs, an image of an automobile decorated for a parade, images of a local band and a few images of Native Americans. The collection also includes a number of World War I era images, mainly of Europe, showing castles, landscapes, roads, bridges, towns and soldiers. It is not known if Mr. Robbins took these images, but they were with his collection. There were also a small handful of postcards and images showing a log homestead building both externally and internally. Harry Eugene Robbins was born January 17, 1889 in Platteville (WI) to Rodderick and Margaret Robbins. He moved to South Dakota in 1907. He was a veteran of World War I and was known as a local photographer who lived near Pollock (S.D.). He died February 2, 1982

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1910s-1920s


0.25 Cubic Feet